Art, Fashion, and Fun: the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Presents Style Your Sole

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), Goler Fine Imported Shoes, and TOMS Shoes are proud to present Style Your Sole on June 22nd, 10 am to 6 pm at Goler Fine Imported Shoes in Santa Fe. It will be a fantastic day of Native art and style.

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Bedazzled TOMS by Amber Gunn Gauthier

By working with TOMS and Goler Fine Imported Shoes, SWAIA hopes to make Native art more accessible to the community and inspire a larger network of understanding between Native tradition and modern culture.

Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) June 13, 2013

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), Goler Fine Imported Shoes, and TOMS Shoes present the 2013 Style your Sole Event in Santa Fe. From 10 am to 6 pm on June 22nd at Goler Fine Imported Shoes, art and shoe lovers alike have the opportunity to purchase artist designed TOMS or create their own unique design along side Native artists. By working with TOMS and Goler Fine Imported Shoes, SWAIA hopes to make Native art more accessible to the community and inspire a larger network of understanding between Native tradition and modern culture. All Proceeds will benefit TOMS Shoes and the Santa Fe Indian Market.

About the Artists:

Ricardo Caté (Kewa Pueblo) writes and illustrates the cartoon “Without Reservations”. While he has experienced great success in film and stage, he continues to stay true to his traditional roots.

Alex Peña (Comanche) explores a working definition of aesthetic worth in his art by assessing cultural inspiration and knowledge, interpersonal relationships, and the idea of beauty.

Ishkoten Dougi (Jicarilla Apache/Diné/Navajo) is a contemporary sculptor, painter, and printmaker. He trained at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Dougi experiments with 3-D and computer imagery and includes 3-D glasses in some of his works.

Stacy Brossy (Navajo) was raised on a Navajo reservation, attended high school in Honolulu, Hawaii, and graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts. Brossy practices many media and is inspired by her culture, travels, and life experiences.

About the TOMS Mission:

TOMS strives to bring together established artists and people of all ages in the community to benefit the TOMS mission. For every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS will give a pair to a child in need.

About SWAIA’s Mission:

SWAIA brings Native arts to the world by inspiring artistic excellence, fostering education, and creating meaningful partnerships.

For more information, visit http://www.santafeindianmarket.com.

About SWAIA

SWAIA is an advocate for Native American arts and cultures and creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting Santa Fe Indian Market Week™, the finest Native American art and cultural event in the world; cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms; and developing programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists year-round.

SWAIA is a non-profit organization, and keeps no portion of the sales made by artists during Santa Fe Indian Market Week ™.

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