Avenue 50 Studio Presents
OTOMI SPIRIT FIGURES
History + Art of Otomi Spirit Figures
The Otomí pre-dates the Mexica (“Aztecs”). This group occupies Central Mexico for thousands of years before the Christian era, and is predecessor to many native groups that currently reside in the area. Otomí art is deeply influenced by nature, and by the relationship between humans and natural forces. Otomí paper cutouts are made from amate paper (a type of bark) and are generally symmetrical. They serve a ritualistic function, personifying the spirit of an animal or plant. They are used as offerings, proxies and intermediaries for protection, healing or fertility.
Join us as we deepen our understanding of the history of the Americas, and engage in the art of the Otomi.
Facilitated by teaching artist Margaret Sosa and Consultant Barbara Goldstein
3 hour Professional Development workshop toward 1 UTLA/LAUSD salary point
January 26, 2019 1:00 am- 2:00 pm
$45 (includes all materials)
Avenue 50 Studio is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Sisters of St. Francis.