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Art Detectives: Shape by her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez

August 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Art Detectives will read Shape by her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez by Anna Harber Freeman and Barbara Gonzalez, before making a craft with Arty Mouse. The most renowned Native American Indian potter of her time, Maria Povika Martinez learned pottery as a child under the guiding hands of her ko-ōo, her aunt. She grew up to discover a new firing technique that turned her pots black and shiny, and made them―and Maria―famous. This inspiring story of family and creativity illuminates how Maria’s belief in sharing her love of clay brought success and joy from her New Mexico Pueblo to people all across the country.

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August 13
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 S Park St
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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