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ERIC Number: ED343733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Mexican Traditions = Tradiciones Migrantes Mexicanas. An Exhibit of Folk Art by Mexican Migrant Farmworkers (Geneseo, New York, September 22-October 4, 1990).
Camacho, Juana; Gomez, Jose Luis
This exhibit guide (in Spanish, with translation in English printed on adjoining columns on each page), describes an exhibition of folk art by Mexican migrant farmworkers presented by thre Folk Arts Program of the BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center. The exhibit is divided into four major themes that farmworkers presented by the BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center Folk Arts Program. The exhibit is divided into four major themes that illustrate central aspects of the workers' daily lives in Mexico: work, religion, decoration, and recreation. The displayed objects represent traditions that are, for the most part, suspended during the periods of time when they are working in the fields in the United States. The program highlights eight Mexican migrant artisans and their crafts: (1) Serafin Muniz designs and manufactures sheaths and knives employed in the harvest of lettuce and cabbage, and manufactures belts, boots, and billfolds upon request; (2) the Meza family displays a home altar that includes a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe decorated with tissue paper flowers and garlands; (3) Olga Rodriguez makes paper crowns and flowers for All Saints' and All Souls' Days; (4) Epifania Cabrera learned to make rag dolls from an old lady in her home town; (5) the Hernandez family constructs pinatas for their celebrations; (6) Anerl Hernandez crafts paper flowers often used as decorations for weddings; (7) Aurora Guerreo makes paper ornaments and the entries include a photograph and a brief history of the artisan and/or craft. small hand saw. In addition to a description of each migrant's craft, the entries include a photograph and a brief history of the artisan and/or craft. (KS)
Publication Type: Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Council on the Arts, New York.
Authoring Institution: BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center, Geneseo, NY.