Great things are happening at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center!
The City of Austin - Art in Public Places (AIPP) has commissioned a new art installation at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.
The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) has commissioned El Paso-based artist Margarita Cabrera to create a site-specific sculptural installation during the upcoming summer months at the ESB-MACC.
An example of a finished alebrije style piece.
Using the traditional craft of alebrije-making, a folk art practice from Oaxaca, Mexico, Cabrera will install a large clustered arrangement of hand-painted woodcarvings in the entrance of the ESB-MACC's education wing.
This installation will be created as a collaboration with members of Austin’s Latino immigrant population and will reflect on issues related to the transformation of the Austin community and the effects of gentrification on people. The unveiling of Cabrera's installation is scheduled for Fall 2012.
For more information on the City of Austin Art in Public Places program visit www.austincreates.com.
El Paso-based artist Margarita Cabrera at a workshop at ESB-MACC showing wings on a bird she is making.
As part of this project, Ms. Cabrera has invited Ranulfo Sergio Santiago Ibañez and Lucila Sosa Luria, of Oaxaca, Mexico, to serve as volunteer educators.
Photo of Ranulfo Sergio Santiago Ibañez
During this project, Ranulfo and Lucila will share their craft techniques and cultural traditions in a series of woodcarving and painting workshops for participants. These workshops are intended to relink Austin’s Latino community to some of the disappearing Mexican craft traditions and celebrate the significant role of Latinos in the Austin community.
Workshops series will run through July 19th.
Photo of Lucila Sosa Luria
For more information:
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street, 78701, Tel: 974-3772
www.MACCAustin.org Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am-6 pm, Fri. 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. Closed