Protect Chief Mountain by Joeseph Arnoux

Title: Protect Chief Mountain

Size: 8″ x 11″
Medium: Ink on paper
Year Created: 2013 

1/5 The Greater Chaco Art Benefit is happening May 12th in Santa Fe, and we are grateful for and humbled by the outpouring of generosity from the art community.
Today, we are excited to begin our 5-part Artist Preview with Joeseph Arnoux.

We asked Joeseph why he decided to participate in the Greater Chaco Art Benefit…

“I got involved with this benefit for Chaco, because of it being a sacred site and its connection to the original people of this land. My art shows a sacred site to the Piikani (Blackfeet) being threatened by fracking, so I can relate through my own tribal connection to the land.

I envision a better future for Chaco and all sacred sites – if they are respected, protected, and preserved for future generations. Instead of desecrating the land and resources of good medicine, we need to value what is unseen.

Art and artist’s role in helping protect communities, environments, and indigenous sovereignty is vital to maintain and survive in the present. Key messages are spread through art to change minds of society. Symbolism and communication by visual means persuade opinions when understood.”

#artspeaks     #art4chaco     #frackoffchaco

***Art Submissions continue through April 22nd

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