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Luis Tapia: Artist Talk and Book Signing
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 theView more
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There will be a post-talk reception and book signing.
825 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903