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"Call for Artists: Xihuat: 1) Mujer 2) Creation."
2004-01-12 until 2004-02-02
La Raza Galeria Posada
USA United States of America
All Latina, Chicana, Indigena, and Native artists are invited to submit artwork for an exhibition entitled, “Xihuat: 1) Mujer 2) Creation.” The exhibit debuts at La Raza Galeria Posada’s new location in Sacramento, CA on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, 2004, and runs through March 27, 2004. In July 2004, parts of the collection also will be exhibited at Hutchins Street Square’s Thomas Theatre Gallery in Lodi, CA (sponsored by the Lodi Arts Commission). The deadline for submission, is Monday, February 2, 2004.
About the Exhibit
This exhibition acknowledges the responsibility accorded women to preserve and promote our cultural traditions. Xihuat (pronounced SHE waht) means “female creation” in the Aztec language of Náhuatl (pronounced NAH waht l). Náhuatl belongs to a large group of Indian languages which also include the languages spoken by tribes of western North America. Mujer, the Spanish term for woman, Creation, in English, denote the translation of our Indigenous culture across borders and time.
The exhibition is open to all media and forms, representing the diverse talents of women, the various forms of expression, and their attentiveness in passing on treasured skills and traditions. The art does not have to be traditional, but should reflect your culture and heritage. The media can be textiles, altars, sculpture, paintings, photography, mix media and arts and crafts. Performance art, poetry, music, stories also will be considered for lectures and workshops to accompany the exhibition.
For more information and an artist’s application, please inquire via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org