American Indian Artists to Show Works

Some of nation's finest American Indian artists and craftsmen will be in attendance for The American Indian Expo, premiering in Ventura Friday through Sunday at the Ventura County Fairgrounds agricultural building. About 75 artists and traders from across the country will present a selection of authentic jewelry, rugs, baskets, kachinas, sand paintings and fine art--both contemporary and antique.

Featured artist in attendance will be the award-winning Rod (Bear Cloud) Berry, exhibiting his landscapes painted in oil, watercolor and acrylic. Also, silver and goldsmith Ray Wolf Walker will be on hand to display his works.

"This is an opportunity for people to view and acquire quality American Indian arts and crafts and to meet many of the artists," said Laurie Richardson, event producer.

Traditional foods and entertainment will be offered, with the Henry Hale Navajo Dancers performing Sunday.

Expo hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4.75; $2 for children 12 years and under. Paid admission is good for all three days. The fairgrounds are at 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Call 656-1260.

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