Sunday, January 15, 2006

Amerind Foundation


This is a fabulous place in Dragoon, AZ, just off Interstate 10.
Currently there is a Native American art exhibit by Michael Chiago and the late Leonard Chana, two artists from the Tohono O'Odham nation who painted from their experiences of growing up in the second half of the 20th century in the Sonoran Desert. You see images such as women doing the Basket Dance, harvesting of fruit from the saguaro by using long poles, children playing toka (a game that looks like field hockey) and other images. They are in water color, oil, and ink stipplings.

Quite fascinating stuff, actually.

Anyone who lives in these parts who hasn't yet visited the Amerind museum is silly.

Comments:
You're right - that place *is* fabulous! What did you think of all the pottery and artifacts? Love that stuff...and their bookstore, too - geez, I could go broke in there lol =)
 
Well, astonishingly enough, I have not yet seen the pottery or the bookstore. I was tied up covering a story about the Indian artists Chana and Chiago.
 
I'm sure the exhibit was fabulous - you're so lucky your job allows you to do fun stuff like that =) btw How long does the exhibit last?
 
It's up till June 4.
 
Thanks for the info =)
 
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