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Tatanka: The Spirit of the Land

  • CHAC 772 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)

"Tatanka: The Spirit of the Land" Art Exhibit at CHAC Gallery during the month of January 2017. Artist reception is January 20, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

'Tatanka is a collection of my bison paintings. With it, I intend to deliver a story about the most iconic mammal in North America and the importance it had in the Native American Cultures from time immemorial. It is a hymn to stoicism, a eulogy to a great teacher (as seen with the eyes of a neutral spirit) and a way to observe the impact humans have in our own shared environment with other species. 

As a migrant, like bison, were once, this is my own personal tribute to the American Buffalo, to its long struggle to survival. This bison world I re-created with palette knives and oil paints aim to capture not only the life but also the essence and the spirit of this beautiful animal we have adopted as our American Symbol alongside the bald eagle.

With this exhibit, I officially join forces with all the conservation entities to deliver an educative art presentation about the importance of bison, both culturally and nature wise. Praise to the largest mammal of North America, our new ambassador and to its conservancy!' - Arturo Garcia

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