December 12 – 14, 2014
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
67616 E Desert View Avenue, Desert Hot Springs
This weekend event is free and open to the public.
Cabot’s Pueblo Museum is thrilled to welcome back talented weaver Porfirio Gutierrez with his beautiful Zapotec-inspired patterned textiles, along with the Oaxaca Wood Carving Painter Julia Fuentes Santiago and the Oaxaca Potter Magdalena Pedro Martinez. The Artists will give demonstrations of their artistry and their artwork is available for sale.
Families are invited to bring their children to a free special event: Paint your own Oaxaca Wood Carving, Sunday, December 14 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
Oaxacan art flows directly from the spirit of its artists. It is their way of seeing and feeling the world and expressing their most profound emotions. Oaxacans live and feel art as an essential part of their daily life. Cabot’s Pueblo Museum is proud to host the incredible artists traveling from Oaxaca to the Coachella Valley to demonstrate, create and share with us their history, culture and art.
The geographic area in Mexico that is Oaxaca occupies a fundamental place in the Mesoamerican civilizations. It is the point of encounter between the Nahuan towns of the central plateau, the Mayans of the Yucatan Peninsula, and the ancient inhabitants off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The area is recognized as an essential part of the Mexican cultural identity.
In this magnificent ancient state the most important cultural elements of this ancient indigenous civilization have been preserved along with diverse cultural elements brought by the Europeans. This fusion has produced a kaleidoscope of shapes, colors, tastes, sounds, aromas and rhythms which make up the popular cultures of Oaxaca.