Orlando Dugi’s Interactive Fashion Show Premieres June 4, 2015 at Shiprock Gallery in Santa Fe

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Dugi’s interactive fashion show celebrates the opening of The Wheelwright Museum’s: Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry.

Silk chiffon and silk habotai with feather bodice. Hand knotted cape with dyed goose fathers and beaded collar.

“Orlando immediately came to mind,” said Jamie Way—Director of Shiprock Santa Fe gallery…. “He is an artist whose jewelry is shown at The Wheelwright Museum and his work is always brilliant and inspiring.”

Shiprock Santa Fe gallery will host an interactive fashion show highlighting the work of designer Orlando Dugi in honor of The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian’s opening of The Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry. On Thursday, June 4 from 5 to 7 p.m, Dugi’s interactive fashion show will occur throughout the Shiprock Santa Fe galleries. The event is free and open to the public.

Dugi, an American fashion designer of Navajo heritage, created DUGI: a special occasion fashion house in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2011. DUGI has since shown collections at fashion shows, in galleries, and at museums throughout the United States. The name “DUGI” pronounced Doo-guy, (daghááii in Navajo) means “mustache” in the Navajo language.

“Orlando immediately came to mind,” said Jamie Way—Director of Shiprock Santa Fe gallery…. “He is an artist whose jewelry is shown at The Wheelwright Museum and his work is always brilliant and inspiring.”

The Wheelwright Museum’s: Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry will open the weekend of June 6-7, 2015. All-day celebrations for museum members will be held on Saturday, June 6 followed by a public opening on Sunday, June 7. The museum is the first of its kind devoted solely to the past, present, and future of Native American jewelry and related traditions in the Southwest.

Shiprock Santa Fe gallery has one of the world’s finest collections of Native American jewelry and textiles. “We are excited about the opening of The Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry, so that future generations can learn about the rich artistic heritage of our region,” said Jamie Way, Director of Shiprock Santa Fe gallery.

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About The Wheelwright Museum:
The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art. We’re famous for our focus on little-known genres and for solo shows by living Native American artists. We originate every exhibition, bringing you new research, fresh perspectives, and rich, lively visual expression. Our museum shop, the Case Trading Post, features the best in contemporary craft and fine arts by more than 200 Native American artists, as well as a great selection of vintage and antique jewelry, ceramics, and textiles. Founded in 1937, The Wheelwright is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit, independent museum

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About Shiprock Santa Fe gallery:
Founded in 2006, Shiprock Santa Fe gallery is the capstone creation for fifth generation trading post owner Jed Foutz. Raised on the Navajo Reservation, Foutz has a studied eye and impeccable aesthetic that gives Shiprock Santa Fe both a vintage and modern appeal that attracts top fashion buyers, designers, filmmakers, and renowned art collectors. Mixing Mid Century Modern design with antique and contemporary Native art, Shiprock Santa Fe gallery has become a resource for internationally known artists and designers. The gallery features a considerable inventory of historic Navajo textiles and turn of the century silver and turquoise jewelry, as well as the work of some of the most well known artists in contemporary Native art. Foutz has carefully cultivated a collection of pieces ranging from vintage furnishings by George Nakashima, vintage and contemporary pottery, basketry, fine art, and eclectic finds from Jed’s world travels. Shiprock Santa Fe’s knowledgeable staff is well versed in the material and provides both acquisition and appraisal services, working with clients looking to acquire a single collectible or build corporate or personal collections. For more information, please visit shiprocksantafe.com

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