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[BKARTS] PAPEL MEXICANO @ Columbia Book & Paper Center



COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO CENTER FOR BOOK & PAPER ARTS
1104 S. Wabash Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 / 312-344-6630
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PAPEL MEXICANO

The art of paper in Mexico is uniquely ingenious, artistic and varied.
Spindly paper maché skeletons and toy skulls are part of Mexico¹s
everyday iconography. While these images can appear surreal or
frightening to an outsider, they are just a part of the religious and
cultural symbols that identify the lively arts of Mexico. Exotic winged
creatures with long tongues that emerge from open mouths, a plethora
of painted masks, papel picado and amate ritual figures are some
of the visual curiosities included in Papel Mexicano. With the help of
members of Columbia¹s Latino Alliance, the contributions of Chicago¹s
Mexican Americans will also execute a Dia de los Muertos altar to
honor the papermaker and historian Dard Hunter, one of the pioneers of 20th
century papermaking in America.

November 3 - December 15, 2007
Reception: November 2, 5:30-7:30

Free & open to the public

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