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National Parks Store: The Life & Knowledge of a Trader

Presented by Gene Orth, Dowa Yallane Trading Company

Authenticity matters. If we are to learn about and connect to a culture, we need to know that we are connecting to something genuine.

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For Gene Orth, the issue of authenticity is particularly crucial in the study of the diverse cultures of American Indians. As a Wildlife Biologist, Orth has a combined passion for Mother Earth and the magic of American artistic creations. He has dedicated himself to the preservation of authentic artistry and teaching others how to recognize knockoff items.

Join Gene Orth for an enlightening talk as he discusses authenticity in jewelry, fetishes, and pottery. He will explore how these artistic creations are made, as well as the significance of handmade crafts, and what it means to be Indian made.

Talks at 12 noon and 2 PM.

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Event Tags: American Indian, art, authenticity, fetishes, free, Gene Orth, jewelry, pottery, presentation

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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