Tony Abeyta believes that being a mentor is an important way to show gratitude to the people who gave him opportunities throughout his life. Tony is driven by faith and relies on a daily prayer of gratitude to get him through. Del Curfman has been the recipient of Tony’s mentorship and hopes to bring art education to others in his tribe. Del believes that connecting with culture is a way of connecting with a higher being. Both artists use their spiritual and cultural roots to create their art.