Workshop: Ceramic Mesoamerican Flutes
Sundays, December 9 & 16 @ 1 – 3 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Learn about the symbolism of pre-Colombian art, the ancient history of a culture’s music, and maybe a song, while you make your own sacred flute. Explore the textures and visual language of Mexico through a small variety of colored clay bodies, each illustrated through style and symbol. All experience levels welcome.
Teaching artist Xilam Balam Ybarra is an interdisciplinary visual artist and music producer whose work is a fusion of Pre-Columbian Indigenous art forms and contemporary hip-hop and graphic arts. He works in a variety of mediums, including music, ceramics, painting, screenprinting, stone carving, and epigraphy. He is a painter and ceramicist working within the Chicano Latinx movement and identifies as an artist and culture bearer. He is a 2018 McKnight Ceramics Fellow.