Two Sisters from Two Grey Hills: A Presentation by Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete

Two Sisters from Two Grey Hills: A Presentation by Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

7:00 p.m., Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) 103

Photo above by Joe Coca, from Spider Woman's Children.

Sisters and fifth-generation master weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete from the Two Grey Hills area of the Navajo Nation, will talk about their lives, travels, work, and art. For decades, Ornelas and Pete have traveled the country and the world as ambassadors of Navajo culture and teachers of tapestry weaving. Spider Woman’s Children: Navajo Weavers Today is a richly illustrated and deeply personal book by the sisters, which introduces us to individual weavers and their families. Copies of the book will be for sale at a reception and booksigning following the talk, and highlights from ASM’s collection of Navajo textiles will be on display.

Barbara and Lynda are among the most skillful and artistic of Navajo weavers working today. They have been featured in numerous publications, in PBS specials, and in exhibits around the country, including at ASM.

This is a presentation of the Arnold and Doris Roland Distinguished Speaker Series, made possible by the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Roland. Reception is underwritten by the Friends of the ASM Collections.

The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) is one building east of Arizona State Museum. Garage parking is available for a small fee at Euclid Ave and Second St or Tyndall Ave and Fourth St.

Event Contacts

Darlene Lizarraga
520-626-8381