O’odham Lifeways Through Art: A Book Launch Celebration for Michael Chiago

Western National Parks Association and the University of Arizona Press invite you to a special book launch celebration for Michael Chiago: O’odham Lifeways Through Art.

When: Thursday, August 25, 2022, 6 p.m. at 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive in Oro Valley, Arizona

This book offers an artistic depiction of O’odham lifeways through the paintings of internationally acclaimed artist Michael Chiago Sr. Ethnobiologist Amadeo M. Rea collaborated with the O’odham artist to describe the paintings in accompanying text, making this unique book a vital resource for cultural understanding and preservation. A joint effort in seeing, this work explores how the artist sees and interprets his culture through his art.

Chiago will be in attendance to talk about the book and his work. Western National Parks Association will have Chiago’s artwork available. Books will be available for purchase.

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