Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) 330 E. MLK Jr./ State St.
Hilando Fino / Finespun
José Buenaventura González and Paulina Velázquez Solís
A dialogue between traditional and contemporary textile art
Un diálogo entre obras de arte textil tradicional y contemporáneo
One medium and two very different artists, both stemming from the deep, complex roots of Latin American culture. Hilando Fino / Finespun brings together the textile works of master weaver and organic dyer José Buenaventura González, an indigenous Zapotec artist from Oaxaca, Mexico, and Mexican-Costa Rican visual artist Paulina Velázquez Solís. Their work engages us in a conversation that explores the human relationship with nature and history, and the interplay of permanence and change in the lived experiences of the artists as individuals and as members of the larger indigenous and mestizo, Mexican and Central American, Latin American and American, globalized communities of which they are part.
Please join us on Gallery Night at 6:00 PM for a guided tour of the exhibition lead by the artists, and at 7:00 PM for a special presentation in celebration of the Day of the Dead / Día de Muertos. Hosted by Cultura! and the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County.