Chip Thomas: Artist Talk
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join visiting artist Chip Thomas at MAM for a FREE public artist talk presented in the Lynda M. Frost Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery. Hosted in collaboration with the University of Montana School of Visual and Media Arts. Doors at 5 PM.
Chip Thomas, a.k.a. “jetsonorama,” is a photographer, public artist, professional provocateur, activist, and physician who has been working between Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon on the Navajo (Diné) Nation since 1987. There, he coordinates the Painted Desert Project. This community-building project manifests as a constellation of murals across the Diné Nation, painted by artists from all over the rez + the world. The murals aim to reflect the love and appreciation of the rich history shared by the Diné people. Thomas is a member of the Justseeds Artists Co-operative, a collective of 30 socially-engaged artists. You can find his large scale photographs pasted on the roadside, on the sides of houses in the desert, on the graphics of the Peoples Climate March, and on 350.org carbon emissions campaign materials.
Image: jc morningstar with two of her bunnies, courtesy Chip Thomas.