February 23, 2021
For registration or additional information, please call Arts & Cultural Advisory Commissioner Kathie Morgan at 623.594.3963
AZ Humanities - For the Love of Turquoise by Carrie Cannon
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Turquoise has a long-standing tradition amongst Native cultures of the Southwest, holding special significance and profound meanings to specific individual tribes. Even before the more contemporary tradition of combining silver with turquoise, cultures throughout the southwest used turquoise in necklaces, earrings, mosaics, and more. In the southwest, this iconic art form has a compelling story all its own. This talk explores a long tradition of distinctive cultural styles, history, and the transition of this stone.