Kenny’s On The Plaza is hosting an event to celebrate our Grand Opening! This event is being held on Thursday and Friday August 16th and 17th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM each day. Guests will enjoy refreshments while meeting with guest artists and viewing brand new pieces!
Our Grand Opening Celebration will be held on location at Kenny’s on the Plaza; 84 E San Francisco St. Santa Fe NM 87501, on the corner of E San Francisco and Old Santa Fe Trail.
Michael Roanhorse's goal is to push the envelope of contemporary art in silver, metal, and sculpture,
using the oral history of his people to influence his creative process and gives him ideas for each piece.
Michael also strives to evolve his style to help create a new and modern field in contemporary art.
Michael Roanhorse is from the Navajo Reservation on the Chuska Mountains in Crystal, New Mexico,
and learned the basics of silversmithing from his father while researching techniques to further his own expertise.
Michael works in silver and gold, using high-grade turquoise as well as coral and diamonds.
Dina Huntinghorse creates unique handmade designs in 18kt gold and sterling silver with stunning pieces of high-grade turquoise as the focus.
Dina meticulously designs and hand-constructs her original pieces from start to finish. A member of the Wichita tribe and raised in Oklahoma,
Dina learned beadwork from her aunt and was introduced to inlay jewelry design through her late husband, Navajo jeweler Herbert Taylor.
She is largely self-taught in her current technique.
Vernon Haskie is a Navajo jeweler from Lukachukai, Arizona who learned basic silver-smithing from his Father,
Leonard Haskie and made his first pendant when he was nine years old in the 1970s. Vernon taught himself how to
set and inlay precious and semi-precious stones as well as work with gold and silver together. Vernon’s work often
showcases stunning turquoise and coral cabochons and inlay.
Vernon Haskie has won several awards and has been featured in prestigious galleries and museums in Arizona and New Mexico.
Vernon's inspirations include the culture of his own people as well as the landscape of the Navajoland and the Lukachukai Mountains.
Earl Plummer is a Navajo jeweler from New Mexico who works in silver and yellow gold
with a variety of precious natural stones such as turquoise, coral, black onyx, and more.
His strong, bold style often features intricate geometric designs in bright colors.
Earl has won awards at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, as well as at the Indian Market in Santa Fe.
Arland Ben is a Navajo from the Edgewater Clan and was originally born in Bluff, Utah in a Catholic church. He learned basic jewelry-making
from his brother-in-law Vincent Platero at the age of 29 and taught himself goldsmithing techniques and the art of hand-cut overlay design.
Arland Ben is an award-winning jeweler who has received numerous awards and recognition at the Heard Museum Show as well as the Santa Fe Indian Market.
The striking prehistoric art motifs featured in Arland's work are inspired by the ancient Native drawings at Newspaper Rock in Utah. Arland works
in sterling silver and yellow gold, often using large Lander Blue Turquoise cabochons as the focal point.
Edison Cummings has been intrigued by art since childhood and originally studied painting,
later graduating from the Institute of American Indian Arts with a 3-dimensional art degree.
His interest in sculpture has translated into his striking modern jewelry designs. Edison works
mostly in sterling silver, using texture with oxidation for contrast. Different woods, turquoise,
coral, and other stones are incorporated in Edison’s jewelry designs for a truly one-of-a-kind look.
Monty Claw is a Navajo Artist from Gallup New Mexico who studied at the Institute of Indian Art.
Monty works in silver and gold, making modern and unique tufa cast jewelry. His self-taught bold
style combines textures of the metal for a striking contrast.
Monty has won awards from the Santa Fe Indian Market, First Prize at the Gallup Ceremonial, and a
fellowship from the Wheelwright Museum (Santa Fe).