The story of how the cowboy became a popular symbol in history, and Arizona’s role in that story, will unfold on Mohave Community College’s campuses in February. The public is invited to attend “Cowboys and Cowgirls: Icons of the American West,” which will be presented by Betsy Fahlman, an art history professor at Arizona State University. Fahlman will discuss early artists of cowboys, as well as the history of cowgirls and Mexican vaqueros. The presentation is part of AZ Speaks, a guest speaker program organized by Arizona Humanities. There is no cost to attend the event, which is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 in the library (Building 1200) on MCC’s Lake Havasu City campus at 1977 Acoma Blvd., West, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5in the library (Building 700) on the Bullhead City campus at 3400 Highway 95, and at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5 in Building 200 on the Neal Campus-Kingman at 1971 Jagerson Ave. According to Arizona Humanities, Fahlman is an authority on art history of Arizona. Her books include “New Deal Art in Arizona” (2009), and “The Cowboy’s Dream: The Mythic Life and Art of Lon Megargee” (2002). For more information about the event, call the librarian on the nearest campus at (866) 664-2832.
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