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Luis Tapia: Artist Talk and Book Signing

Presented by Paul Frederick Sheffer Memorial Fund for Roman Catholic Studies at Cornerstone Arts Center Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Colorado Springs CO

Apr 23 2018
Luis Tapia: Artist Talk and Book Signing presented by Luis Tapia: Artist Talk and Book Signing at Cornerstone Arts Center Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Colorado Springs CO

A celebrated artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico speaks about his work as a santero, or saint maker, and how he has brought that traditional art form up to date so that it reflects and comments upon the religious, political, and social issues in today’s world.

For forty-five years, Luis Tapia has taken the art of polychrome wood sculpture to new levels of craftsmanship while utilizing it as a medium for social and political commentary.

He has reconceptualized one of the oldest traditions of Latino and American regional art—the santero’s craft devotional sculpture—in a way that is both strikingly original and deeply respectful of its origins. In the process, Tapia has not only redeemed this powerful but narrow Latino Catholic tradition from the

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Free.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

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There will be a post-talk reception and book signing.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Cornerstone Arts Center Richard F. Celeste Theatre

825 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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