Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV (Clark)
Description: This is event is part of the first Annual Native American Visiting Artists Series at the Old Las Vegas Fort. The Friends of the Fort will be hosting Native American Artists in a four-month series, with the third being on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Join us as we welcome Everett Pikyavit, a member of the Moapa Band of Paiutes. His work includes all traditional Southern Paiute and Goshute styles: open and closed twined winnowers, conical burden baskets, seed beaters, hats, water jugs, cradleboards, and various types and sizes of coiled baskets. Traditional material he uses are devil’s claw, yucca, juncus grass, sumac, and native Nevada willow. Although his work has been influenced by many Southern Paiute basket weavers of the past, it was his paternal grandmother, Lila Benson Rogers, who most inspired him. His works are found in numerous private and public collections, including the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Everett passes on his knowledge to other Southern Paiutes and encourages them to follow traditional basket designs, styles, material, and thought in their individual basketry, for he hopes to ensure that this ancient art form will continue for generations. He will demonstrate basket weaving and discuss the traditions of his culture. Everett will also have baskets for sale. For more information please contact the Friends of the Fort at 702-486-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native American Visiting Artists: Everett Pikyavit