Casa Grande Ruins artist event - Tucson News Now

Casa Grande Ruins artist event

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

On December 19 and 20 the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument will feature watercolor and mural artist Michael Chiago Sr, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the visitor center atrium area.

Michael Chiago Sr. will demonstrate his talents with watercolor medium.  His work provides a look at the way indigenous people of the Tucson Basin lived in the recent past and how they incorporate the same cultural traditions today. Michael has created murals for the Gila River Indian Community’s Cultural Center, the Heard Museum, Tucson Botanical Gardens and posters for Indian Art Shows.  He has also been commissioned to provide the artwork in several of waysides at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.

There is no additional fee for the special presentation, but visitors must enter the visitor center and pay the usual park entrance fees. In the visitor center atrium, Mr. Chiago Sr. will be working on creating new images and will have many one-of-a-kind paintings he has completed for sale.

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