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“The Arts of Mata Ortiz and Oaxaca” Trunk Show and Sale

January 13, 2023 - January 15, 2023

Once again the Mata Ortiz artisans from Mexico will be in the Museum’s Learning Center Friday, January 13 through Sunday, January 15.  Join us for the “The Arts of Mata Ortiz and Oaxaca” Trunk Show featuring the pottery of Jerardo Tena Savdoval,  Norma Cecilia Hernandez Lucero, Mariela Tena Hernandez, Luis Enrique Ortiz Olivas. They will demonstrate the firing of pottery throughout the weekend. Visit with master silversmith Agustin Beltran Torres, Torres makes the Mata Ortíz shard jewelry with Taxco silver and is from the city of Taxco in the state of Guerrero in Mexico. And, a crowd favorite, Master Weaver Porfirio Gutierrez will be returning with his dazzling textiles as well.

Come browse the fabulous items for sale and catch some of the demonstrations with Julia Fuentes Santiago and the other artisans. Contact Pam Wildman to sign up for Julia’s workshop. You can reach Pam at 928-684-2272 ext. 106.

The trunk sale in the CCLC is open and free to the public, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For all Museum members, please join us for a members-only preview at 9 a.m. on Friday January 13.

Julia Fuentes Santiago was born in the village of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca in 1976. Julia is the daughter of the world famous Master Carver Epifanio Fuentes and Laurencia Santiago. She began painting at a young age and was surrounded by the artistic traditions of her family since childhood. She was inspired to further her own talents as an artist and went on to study art at the prestigious Bellas Artes of Oaxaca.  She graduated as an instructor of fine art in 1999.

Schedule of events:

Friday, January 13

9:00-10:00am Member’s Preview

10:00am-5:00pm Open to Public

11:00am Pot Building Demonstration

1:00pm Weaving Video Presentation & Lecture

2:00-4:00pm Painting Workshop ($)

Saturday, January 14

10:00am-5:00pm Open to Public

11:00am Pottery Firing

11:30am Weaving Video Presentation & Lecture

1:00pm Jewelry Making Video Presentation

Sunday, January 15

11:00am-3:00pm Open to Public

11:00am Painting Demonstration


January 13, 2023
January 15, 2023
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