Janet & Jay Hevey
Janet and Jay Hevey, of Red Crow Folk Art, live in Albuquerque. They are from very different backgrounds yet share a similar, bemused view of the world. Janet, a member of Jemez Pueblo, was raised in Albuquerque. Jay, raised in Baltimore, took the words"road trip"seriously and headed West. They met during the hazy days of the mid-70s and never looked back.
Janet has always been an artist. She remembers tearing blank cover pages out of books to draw on as a child. She went on to more formal training at the University of New Mexico earning a degree in Studio Arts. Pueblo Clowns, like the Koshare and the Mudhead, are frequent and popular subjects for her.
Jay never thought of himself as an artist and still has trouble with the label. Coloring books on rainy days were as close as he ever came to an art lesson. He has learned, with time and bandages, how to carve chunks of wood into recognizable objects.
The folk art of Janet and Jay Hevey can be found in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.