"Eternal Spirit Medicine," a brain-tanned deer skin, with more than 45,000 old-style glass seed beads was created by Black Eagle of the
"Eternal Spirit Medicine," a brain-tanned deer skin, with more than 45,000 old-style glass seed beads was created by Black Eagle of the Shoshone/Yokut tribes. (Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Utah)
The Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City, will host an Indian Art Market this weekend, Oct. 12 to Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet Native American artists from around the country as they display, sell and share their inspiration for creating jewelry, beadwork, sculptures, paintings and more.

"It's a unique opportunity for the community to meet these renowned artists, see and purchase top-rated artwork and hear the stories behind each piece," said Suzanne Ruhlman, Natural History Museum store manager, who is responsible for the creation of the Indian Art Market. "Our beautiful building is the perfect backdrop to showcase this work and we hope visitors will check out the museum's Native American collection while they are here as well."

Among the artists attending, several hail from Utah including Navajo basket weaver Anderson Black, Navajo painter Gill Scott and Northern Ute beader Mariah Cuch.

Other activities will include a drum circle and live flute music and talks at 2:30 p.m. that will cover the collection process and artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection.

The Indian Art Market also is a juried show with awards being presented for Best in Show.

Admission is free, but regular museum admission is required to enter the museum's exhibits.

For more information, visit www.nhmu.org/indianmarket .



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