Activist, Artist, Doctor
Not all artists are activists, but count Chip Thomas in.
Embracing the relationship between art and action, Chip Thomas is busy,
spreading peace, love + awareness through paste + paint all over the world!
Photo is Courtesy of Chip Thomas, All Rights Reserved
Speaking @ GCC on
Friday, March 25th
12 pm to 1:30pm in the Student Union
Involved with multiple organizations highlighting grass roots initiatives, Chip Thomas is making a difference in unique ways.
One of the non-profits Chip Thomas supports is Honor the Treaties. They are an organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous communities through art and advocacy by funding collaborations between Native artists and Native advocacy groups so that their messages can reach a wider audience. Chip Thomas is one of several high profile allies including John Densmore, Daryl Hannah, and Peter Yarrow. Read more here.
Chip Thomas’ Just Seeds bio includes an impressive list of interests including Anti-War, Culture & Media, Education, Environment & Climate, Global Solidarity, Health, Indigenous Resistance, Inspiration, Police & Prisons, Racial Justice, and Social Movement. With members working across North America, Just Seeds believes in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action. Read more here.
Begun by Chip Thomas in 2012, the Painted Desert Project connects public artists with communities through mural opportunities on the Navajo Nation. In an effort to boost tourism on the reservation, to supplement the incomes of families with roadside stands, and to nurture the creative talent of local youth, Chip Thomas invited a few world-renowned street artists to come to the Navajo Nation to paint murals in 2012 and has continued doing so as funding allows. Click here to see a map of mural sites across northern Arizona. Map of Mural Sites