SchoolArts Magazine

NOV 2014

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42 November 2014 SchoolArts T his past summer, a terrific group of educators and others from all over the country attended our SchoolArts/CRIZMAC seminars in New Mexico. Together we met incredible artists, participated in hands-on activities, attended presentations, enjoyed museum visits, and more. Our interaction with Native American guest speakers and artists added a phenomenal level of authenticity and richness to our experiences. Next summer, we will be offering two different experi- ences: Folk Art and Culture of Oaxaca, Mexico; and A Celebration of Pueblo Art and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Folk Art and Culture of Oaxaca, Mexico June 26–July 2, 2015 Oaxaca City, Mexico—designated a UNESCO World Heri- tage site in 1987—is rich with historic colonial architec- ture, exquisite museums, and vibrant folk-art traditions. In addition to exploring the attractions of the city, you will visit thriving folk-art villages where talented artists create fabulous woodcarvings, textiles, and pottery. You'll have the opportunity to visit the homes of the master Zapotec and Mixe artists and watch them demonstrate and discuss the techniques and traditions that make their work so spe - cial. Opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions through visits to museums and the stun - Nancy Walkup Journeys of Art and Soul leaders, Stevie Mack, Nancy Walkup, and Bill Yarborough. ning archaeological site of Monte Alban will deepen your understanding of the culture. Your tour leaders, Stevie Mack and Nancy Walkup, provide an intimate, educational, and rewarding travel experience, sharing the people and places that have made Oaxaca so unique. The magic of Oaxaca is guaranteed to delight your heart and capture your soul as well! A Celebration of Pueblo Art and Culture July 12–19, 2015 Experience the spectacular scenery of New Mexico and learn about the rich cultural history and artistic vitality of the Pueblo. Centuries ago, ancestral Pueblo people settled and flourished along the Rio Grande. Today, the Pueblo continue to practice their traditions and live rich artistic lives in the modern world. Some of the activities you will enjoy include visits to renowned museums, tours of histori- cal sites and monuments, visits to the Taos Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Pojoaque Cultural Center, and Roxanne Swentzell's Tower Gallery. Firsthand experiences with award-winning Native American artists and presenta- tions by Native American scholars make this a unique and remarkable trip. Join Nancy Walkup and Stevie Mack for this unique educational trip, which offers you a rare oppor- tunity to explore the artistic and cultural traditions of the Pueblo cultures. For pricing and other details, go to www. schoolartsmagazine.com/travel. JOURNEYS OF SOUL ART & Our 2014 "Desert Divas" group at Chimayo. All Levels

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