It's that time of year - SIDEWALK SALE IN MYSTIC - Friday April 26th through Sunday April 28th! Yep you know us we know how to do up a sale.... on the porch and inside the store in Mystic there will be TONS of great goods on Wicked Sale...fun stuff from Mystic and the Saybrook store too...a selection of Boots and Clothes at 50% off or more; Fun Home Furnishings, Belts and some Wall Art and who knows what else we will find and you know those red prices are gonna be 50% off or more! Don't miss it - Friday April 26th through Sunday April 28th - all of Olde Mistick Village is having their Sidewalk Sale!
July 27th and 28th - David Rosales will be back with us from New Mexico with his exquisite design of Navajo made inlay jewelry... some with faceted gemstones! The show will be Saturday July the 27th in Saybrook and Sunday the 28th in Mystic... and it's also the Old Saybrook Arts Festival Weekend so boy oh boy will there be art going on down there. We are proud as always to have David with us for shows at both stores - the work of his fine Navajo artists we believe is the finest Navajo inlay being done today... Don't miss this opportunity!
WHAT AN HONOR FOR US - In December, Native Cheyenne Fluteman Joseph Firecrow performed live at our Southern Exposure stores in Old Saybrook, CT and in Olde Mistick Village!!! We thoroughly enjoyed the music and storytelling and also celebrated his having been named Artist of the Year at the Native American Music Awards in November. So glad so many of our customers were able to come and join us for this event... and it was during the Holiday Stroll in Saybrook and the Festival of Lights in Olde Mistick Village so they were two magical evenings all the way around!
We celebrated Dia de los Muertos in both the Old Saybrook and Mystic stores. This festive holiday in Mexico is a time for remembering loved ones who have passed on. In keeping with the Mexican tradition, we decorated both stores for the festivities and had an Ofrenda (altar) as well. Friends brought in photos and momentos of loved ones lost to share in the tradition. We also exhibited Sugar Skulls, Pan de Muerto and other Crafts related to the celebration. For more information, click on the Day of the Dead link to the right. Come experience this traditional holiday with us....
Santa Fe artist Karen Wilkinson again provided us a trunk show collection of her GORGEOUS vintage serape garments and purses.... these beauties are borne of vintage serape cloth she fashions into garments and adorns with bits of velvet or brocade or fringe perhaps. Les calls them "art on a hanger" and he's right. It was a pleasure to see her work as always and we'll keep in touch with her for the future too...
Our Zuni Fetish Carving Show & Sale in October was very special. Our guest carver Sandra Quandelacy was a joy to have at home and in the shops and we were so proud to have so much of her work and her family's work for the show! Traders Doc Sharp and Sharon Logsdon did a wonderful job of presenting carvings from lots of other artists at Zuni so the selection of fetishes was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed Sandra, Doc and Sharon's company and it was especially fun to share "New England in the Fall" with these folks from New Mexico.
Cheyenne Fluteplayer Joseph Firecrow performed live at both of our stores on Sunday, December 7th...it was wonderful! We are very grateful to Joseph and Joann for joining us on that special day for Southern Exposure.
On August 2nd -3rd, we hosted a very special show with Zuni fetish carvers Lena Boone and Evalena Boone.... it was a terrific show with this mother and daughter who are so well known for their exceptional work. They made two beautiful Fetish Necklaces while they were with us... an Amber Hummingbird Necklace and a Turquoise Necklace with a variety of animal Fetishes.
Evalena Boone & Lena Boone work on their fetish carvings.
On September 29th and 30th, 2007, we hosted Zuni Carver Todd Westika and Zuni Arts Trader Tony Eriacho for our Zuni Fetish Show and Sale. Todd was wonderful in sharing with us how he makes his fetishes, the material he uses and a bit of history about how and when he learned to carve fetishes.
Native American Jewelry Show & Sale with Artists, Mary Coriz Lovato and Anthony Lovato
Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st were special days for us at Southern Exposure!
Mary works in the Mosaic Inlay on Shell method and her son Anthony does Tufa Sandcast work. They are both from Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico which is north of Albuquerque. Anthony's son Cordel will also join us this year which is very special to have three generations of this very talented family with us at Southern Exposure.
Mary and Anthony’s work has been featured in Arizona Highways magazine, Native Peoples Magazine and New Mexico Magazine. They exhibit their fine jewelry at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Red Earth Show, the Eight Northern Pueblos Show and the Heard Museum Show.
For more information about Mary C. Lovato and Anthony Lovato, please see their biography pages within our website. The links for same are just to the right of this section.
Fun Things are Always Happening! We always like to offer a learning experience for our customers in addition to being a retail shop. We host special shows, demonstrations, and visits from Native artists so that we are able to bring you new & unique collections and share some education as well! Stay tuned for new events at Southern Exposure.