Local Event!! Masks in Mexico: A Hands-on Teacher Workshop

For all of our local New Mexico Readers and Teachers:

We are very excited to announce our next LAII k-12 Teacher workshop of the fall semester “Masks in Mexico.”  It will be a hands-on mask-making workshop created specifically for teachers.  We are very fortunate to have a very special guest presenter–Felipe Horta, an internationally renowned mascarero visiting from Michoacán.   Horta has been hand carving pastorela masks since the age of 12.  His allegorical masks represent devils, hermits, viejitos, fantastic creatures and characters from popular culture, all of which are hand-carved for the danzantes who perform in the local pastorelas. The wonderful staff at the National Hispanic Cultural Center have offered to begin the night with a private tour of the Mexican mask collection at the NHCC Art Museum.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday November 14th from 5:00-8:00 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW | Albuquerque, NM).  Dinner will be provided.

If you have any questions or to register, email Keira at kphilipp@unm.edu.  Click here for a pdf version of our flyer. Feel free to share this information with anyone else who may be interested.

It was a fabulous workshop last year, and I’ve shared some of our photos below! I hope you’ll join us if you are in the Albuquerque area!

–Katrina                                           Click Continue to see the fantastic photos! Continue reading