Pasatiempo - - In Other Words -

All’s fair in In­dian art and books The In­dian Arts and Crafts As­so­ci­a­tion’s (IACA) Spring Mar­ket kicks off at noon Mon­day, April 4, at La Fonda, on the Plaza at 100 E. San Fran­cisco St. and runs through Thurs­day, April 7. Among the main at­trac­tions are the artis­tic ex­hi­bi­tions and of­fer­ings, the artist awards ban­quet, and a busi­ness-of-art seminar, but the event also fea­tures a strong lit­er­ary com­po­nent in the form of the IACA Spring Mar­ket Book Fair, which takes place Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, April 6 and 7, at the Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, 201 W. Marcy St.

The book fair, co-hosted by IACA and Clear Light Books of Santa Fe, fea­tures more than 500 books on Na­tive Amer­i­can arts and cul­ture, as well as book sign­ings and au­thor talks. It opens with a 6:30 p.m. re­cep­tion on Wed­nes­day, April 6. Joe Dan Lowry signs Turquoise: The World Story of a Fas­ci­nat­ing Gem­stone, and Mark Bahti of Bahti In­dian Arts signs copies of Pueblo Sto­ries and Sto­ry­tellers and other books.

Most of the au­thor ap­pear­ances take place on Thurs­day, April 7, when the fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 11 a.m., Sta­cia Sprag­gBraude signs her photo-driven book To Walk in Beauty: A Navajo Fam­ily’s Jour­ney Home. For those in­ter­ested in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, Her­man Agoyo of Ohkay Owingeh dis­cusses his book Po’pay: Leader of the First Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion at 2 p.m. Visit for the full sched­ule of events.

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