Calaveras and Closing the Circle

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Calaveras and Closing the Circle

October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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In Calaveras, Indigo Arts brings back a seasonal selection of Peruvian retablos by masterartist Claudio Jimenez Quispé. As interpreted by contemporary Peruvian artists the retablo is a medium to depict all aspects of contemporary life, and even narratives of social strife and civil war. In this work Caudio has expanded on the macabre Mexican tradition of Los Dias de los Muertos, the Days of the Dead. 

Closing the Circle celebrates the range of contemporary African basketry with examples from several different African traditions: Raffia-palm baskets, Swazi baskets woven from sisal fibers, Sumburu beaded baskets, Tonga and Nambya ilala palm baskets, Zulu Imbenge baskets made from recycled telephone wire, Rwandan sisal and sweet-grass food baskets and traditional lidded Peace baskets woven of bamboo and raffia fibers.


October 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Indigo Arts
1400 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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