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'Luis Tapia: A Santero in the Modern World'

Presented by Colorado College at Cornerstone Arts Center Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Colorado Springs CO

Apr 23 2018
‘Luis Tapia: A Santero in the Modern World’ presented by Colorado College at Cornerstone Arts Center Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Colorado Springs CO

Tapia is a self-taught artist. His work is an extension of the Hispano folk art tradition that was established in New Mexico in the 17th century and has continued to develop during the past 400 years.

Tapia is a self-taught artist. His work is an extension of the Hispano folk art tradition that was established in New Mexico in the 17th century and has continued to develop during the past 400 years. His approach is to bring that tradition up to date so that it reflects and comments upon the religious, political, and social issues that are important in today’s world.

Along with conventional santero religious imagery, Tapia incorporates prostitutes, gangs, and saints in modern dress. Tapia’s

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Cornerstone Arts Center Richard F. Celeste Theatre

825 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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