Discover how the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People were able to make beautiful designs etched in shell using the natural tools of the desert with Jacob Butler, Onk Akimel O'Odham artist from the Salt River Pima Maricopa Reservation, at Pueblo Grande Museum on December 16. Butler will demonstration his specialty of traditional shell work, showing the difference between shell etching, carving, overlay and inlay. His most notable creations are the etched shell created with the acidic juices of the saguaro wine. Mr. Butler will also have pieces of his art available for purchase.
Drop-In Discovery programs are on the third Sunday of the month from November through April from 1 to 3 p.m. These informal, educational demonstrations are included with paid Museum admission. Children ages 17 and under are free on Sundays!