This month’s global theme is CRAFT. Please join us for our bimonthly lecture series for creative professionals, and listen as Irvin Trujillo and his daughter Emily share the Rio Grande Weaving tradition with us.
This time honored craft has been kept alive by Irvin’s family in the small town of Chimayo, New Mexico, since the middle of the 18th century. Irvin, a seventh generation weaver, is an NEA National Heritage Fellow and is considered to be a master of traditional design and history of weaving from Northern New Mexico. With his wife Lisa, also a master weaver, they run the Centinela Traditional Arts (http://firstname.lastname@example.org) weaving studio in Chimayo.
Irvin and Emily will present work from his family dating back to 1830. They will explain the different styles that have evolved through the Spanish and Mexican periods into the Vallero and Chimayo blankets of today.
Image: Spider and the Hook, Irvin Trujillo, Collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art
Free event with coffee and bagels from Iconik Coffee Roasters