NM: Santa Fe

“Seisme” (Earthquake), Port Au Prince, Haiti by Evelyne Alcide, satin, plastic, glass, cotton thread, 37” x 49 ½” 2010.

WHERE: NEW MEXICO, Santa Fe, Museum of International Folk Art

WHEN: Opens July 3 and on view through May 6, 2011

TITLE: The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster

BRIEF ABOUT: Exhibit examines how folk artists helped their communities recover from four recent natural disasters: the Haitian Earthquake; Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. Gulf Coast; Pakistani floods; and the recent volcanic eruption of Mt. Merapi in Indonesia. In addition, the show is in conjunction with the International Folk Arts Week and culminates with the 8th Annual International Folk Arts Market running July 8 – 10, 2011. Highlights of the week will be artist demonstrations, artist talks, lectures and more.  

MORE DETAILS: Call Dr. Suzanne Seriff at 512.459.3990 or see: www.internationalfolkart.org or contact Steve Cantrell at office: 505.476.1144 or cell: 505.310.3539 or email: steve.cantrell@state.nm.us.

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