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National Parks Store: Oaxacan Woodcarving Trunk Show


This trunk show will featuring today’s most celebrated and popular Oaxacan artists, and celebrates their dedication to creating a sustainable artistry.

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Oaxacan wood carvings, a magnificent expression of Mexican folk art, are created entirely by hand and capture the imagination with intricate patterns and intriguing colors. For centuries, Oaxacans have upheld this tradition, perfecting captivating designs that now adorn museums and colonial churches.

Today, Oaxacan artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles continue the tradition as they create gorgeous and gestural carvings painted with precisely detailed Zapotec-inspired patterns. Jacobo and Maria have spent their lives in subsistence agricultural communities and have dedicated themselves to creating a sustainable lifestyle. As Oaxacan artists, they are faced  with copal deforestation that results from the high demand of the material from which they create. In an effort to combat this ecological danger, Jacobo has planted a copal stand that brings balance to the nature and art of the Oaxacan people.

This trunk show will feature today’s most celebrated and popular Oaxacan artists, and celebrates their dedication to creating a sustainable artistry. Demonstrations will occur throughout each day.



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Event Tags: art, carvings, culture, demonstration, educational, Mexico, Oaxacan, show, traditional

Saturday & Sunday

Date:
Saturday, January 30
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
Date:
Sunday, January 31
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free

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