2018 WORKSHOP: PATRICIA CASTILLO
Wed July 18
2pm - 3pm
Community Tree of Life
This one-hour workshop is a continuation from a workshop at June's Fiesta Latina; to register for both visit https://wnmu.edu/events/fiesta-latina-workshop-community-tree-of-life-with-patricia-castillo/.
Become a permanent part of the Silver City community by painting a figurine destined to live on the Tree of Life whose construction began at Fiesta Latina, and paint one to keep. The Tree will be permanently housed on the Western New Mexico University campus.
Patricia Castillo was born in Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla, México, which has been a pottery center for many generations. Castillo’s artwork has more than 200 years of family tradition. Her work is from a place in the world where whole families still work together to bring income into the family, where family members work simply, with their hands, together, for a lifetime. The work includes utilitarian, ceremonial, decorative and historic objects that are vessels for local history, tradition and design mixed with modern and new techniques. It is not a static thing and is everchanging as new ideas, material and processes find their ways into the work, and old methods are rediscovered.
“We celebrate the gifts from Mother Earth through use of her basic elements of earth, water, and fire. We celebrate our ancestors by remembering their legacy through color and design. We celebrate our human community by bringing earth, water, fire, and color together.”
Ms. Castillo will also be doing demonstrations at the CLAY Market on Saturday, July 21. CLAY Market will be going on from 10am-4pm on North Bullard St. near the Farmer's Market.