La Posada artist to explore death through art

Tina Mion

Tina MionArtist Tina Mion will combine a personal and historical perspective about death and dying during a free visual talk, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Cline Library Assembly Hall at NAU.

“Not Dead Yet: Thoughts and Paintings on Death and Dying” is both a serious and humorous look at several topics that Mion will explore through art, including personal loss, the taboo of suicide, why butlers are often murderers, death in the White House and what comes next. 

Born in Washington, D.C., Mion spent part of her childhood in an abandoned mortuary. She and her husband, Allan Affeldt, live in Winslow, where they restored and own the historic La Posada Hotel, which features a rotating gallery of her large and colorful paintings. In August, the couple committed to bequest the hotel and related organizations to the NAU Foundation.

Mion has given talks at universities and museums, including the Smithsonian Institution, where her work is on display for the third time.

For information, contact Lisa Martino, (928) 523-8656 or