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Tour - Artisans on the Road to Ocotlan
Tour - Artisans on the Road to Ocotlan

Thu, Feb 01

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Estacionamiento El Llano

Tour - Artisans on the Road to Ocotlan

We will visit the taller Manos Que Ven (Hands that See). sculptor Juan José Garcia Antonio lost his sight 20 years ago, but continues to sculpt. We will then go to the first collective of female alebrije artists in San Martin Tilcajete. Then to the Navarro family, Gerardo is an accomplished painter

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Feb 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Estacionamiento El Llano, Dr. Liceaga 117, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

About the event

Our first stop on today’s tour will be in San Antonino Castillo Valasco to visit the taller Manos Que Ven (Hands that See). This is the family workshop started by the internationally acclaimed sculptor Juan José Garcia Antonio who lost his sight about 20 years ago but retained his talent in his memory and in his hands. He has a special devotion to creating mermaids and to recreating the face of his beloved wife and partner Maestra Santa Reyna Teresita. 

We will then go to the first collective of female alebrije artists in San Martin Tilcajete, Zoológico Mágico). Their wooden creations combine fantasy and mysticism, while providing training and employment for women throughout the area. 

We will next visit the Navarro family in Santo Tomas Jalieza. Gerardo is an accomplished painter and his three sisters, Crispina, Balbina, & Magarita, work magic on their backstrap looms and will demonstrate the process for us. After lunch at the fabulous Almu we will return to Oaxaca.

Not included: We will have lunch at Almu, a delightful restaurant in Tilcajete. You will likely spend 200- 250 pesos for food and beverage.

Additional Costs:  None

This tour will depart on time at 9:00 am  from the parking lot across from the south side of Llano Park. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Unclaimed seats may be re-sold at boarding time.

If this tour is sold out, you can take a chance that seats may be available and come to the boarding spot 15 minutes before departure. These seats must be paid for in cash.

No Refunds will be available. If you are not able to attend the event, you are welcome to sell your reservation to others. Please notify the library of change of name for reservation.

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