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The Jewelry of Marvin & Marcus Slim, Isaiah Ortiz, and Joe & LeJeune Chavez (FIA Event)

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June 18, 2015 5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

This special presentation includes the work of several renowned Native American jewelry designers, including: Marvin, Luana, and Marcus Slim; Joe and LeJeune Chavez; and Isaiah Ortiz.

Marvin Slim (Navajo) and his wife Luana (San Felipe) are best known for their "signature" adjustable ring designs. Over the years, both have produced a variety of outstanding necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Also joining is Marvin’s son Marcus, who has adopted the family trade with a unique style of jewelry all his own.

Joe (Santo Domingo) and LeJeune Chavez (Santo Domingo/Seminole) collaborate to create a unique blend of silver, lapidary, and intricate beadwork jewelry. Joe combines traditional Pueblo designs with contemporary original designs. LeJeune mixes styles and materials from her multi-tribal background, working with stones, shell, antique beads, and Swarovski crystals.

Isaiah Ortiz (San Felipe) has forged his own unique jewelry-making path by employing a saw and carving technique, which results in strong geometric lines and sharp angles. Occasionally his designs incorporate exotic stones.