Artist in Residence
The Art of Alebrijes – Painting Workshop
Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center
Poster Image – See Link (Cat alebrije – choose the best cutest kitty meow pose)
Join us for a hands-on alebrije painting workshop with Carlos Orozco of the Puech Ikots indigenous artists collective in Oaxaca, Mexico. Alebrijes are sculptures of fantastical creatures hand painted with complex patterns and bright colors, made from carved copal wood harvested from the dry tropical forests in Oaxaca.
$10 for a small alebrije (Approx. 3 in)
Regular price is $15, but the LCC will cover $5 for the first 20 participants. Cash or credit accepted! All materials will be provided.
Carlos Alberto Orozco Ocaña is a Oaxacan Huave alebrije artist who founded and directs Puech Ikots (“Words of Our People” in the Huave language of Oaxaca, Mexico), a transnational project that directly supports alebrije artists and their families through sale of their work.
When: Wednesday, April 5, 2016
Where: Latino Cultural Center – Lecture Center B2
This program is co-sponsored by the UIC Department of Hispasic and Italian Studies; and student organizations Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), and UIC Heritage Garden Student Group
For more info, please call (312) 996-3095 or visit us at latinocultural.uic.edu
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.