Arterie Fine Arts
Rock Art: Ancient Spirit Guides of the American West with Dorothy Graden
Friday, May 17th
6:00pm – 7:30pm

After traveling more than 25 years to the rock art sites in the American west and viewing them with Native Americans and archeologists, I want to share the great treasure of the records of their lives. They left their information on the rock. I often stand in silence and awe and can feel the great strength and sorrows of the people who lived on the land thousands of years before the Europeans arrived. Their spirits reach out and touch me and their lives reach out through their rock art.

They are the ancestors of the land we inhabit.

It brings me to a place where words can't go, so with great love and respect, this art seems to flow through me in a most joyful way.

Artist Dorothy Graden will discuss and show slides of Rock Art (petroglyphs, pictographs) from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. Much of the Rock Art of these regions holds spiritual powers, and many sites are believed to be sacred spaces for shamanic practice and vision quests. The ancients carved into the stone, pecked and painted their rituals and spiritual visions, and often included spirit guides in their rock art. At one large site in Wyoming, almost every panel has spirit guides.

If you have never seen or heard of these sites you will be amazed, as these are awesome, remote, rarely seen sites. You will see the great variety of different art styles defined by time, geography and culture.

Entrance fee is $10 per adult.
There is an art project for kids also while the parents are at the presentation.

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