Tribal artists featured at Eno

Beaded cowboy hats crafted by Melissa Lewis Barnes hang stylishly inside the Eno Wine Bar and Coffee Cafe in downtown Durango.
Tim Antonio’s mask artwork hangs proudly inside the Eno Wine Bar and Coffee Cafe.
“Two Lives” is a storybook sketch done by Southern Ute tribal artist, Carol Baker.
Robert Baker looks over his photography work at the Eno Wine Bar and Coffee Cafe. The exhibit features displays from Southern Ute artists and will run until January.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum

An art display titled, “Generally Speaking… An Interpretation of Indigenous Ideas,” has recently been set up at the Eno Wine Bar & Coffee Shop in downtown Durango, featuring the work of Southern Ute artists – Mike Santistevan, Carol Baker, Daniel Rohde, and Robert Baker. The exhibit displays enticing works of photography and beadwork, and will run until the beginning of January.

For some artists, this is the fist time they’ve showcased their work outside of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.

“This is my first time being apart of an art show, and it’s a real honor,” said Mike Santistevan, who displayed a beaded cell phone case and bracelet.

Daniel Rohde stated that it was his mother, Linda Baker, who encouraged him to showcase his mixed media projects.

“This is also my first legit art show, and it feels good to see my work displayed and that everyone got on board.”

Carol Baker, who fancies in print making/mixed media, said that the exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for Southern Ute artists.

“This is a great opportunity for artists to show their work to a different audience. I did one show at the National Museum of American Indians and that inspired me to keep working. I like drawing people and figures of realism.”

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