Oaxacan artist, Fulgencio Lazo, creates a large-scale sandpainting for Tieton Arts & Humanities 2nd Annual Dia de Muertos Celebration
El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an important holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and Latin America commemorating deceased loved ones. It is marked by iconic images of skulls and skeletons, marigolds, and vibrant altars to the dead. It is a time for celebration and remembrance, both individually and as a community.
Tieton Arts & Humanities needs your support to assist Oaxacan artist, Fulgencio Lazo, in the creation of a large-scale sandpainting for its 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Celebration. Lazo will be constructing a twenty-five by thirty foot original sand painting that combines his artistic vision and the traditional artistic expressions of Oaxaca. The sandpainting will be the centerpiece of an exhibition on the Day of the Dead at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery in Tieton, WA.
Creating a sandpainting of this scale is a huge undertaking. It requires a team of fifteen people two full days to delicately sketch and color all the minute details of this design from hundreds of pounds of sand. Your donations will be used to pay the artist and his assistants, and to buy materials. We need YOUR help to make this happen!
Our funding goal is $500, but we would love to raise a $1,000 to help support the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Celebration. This year's program includes a student altar workshop, an exhibition on the Day of the Dead, and a day-long festival with craft activities, storytelling, food, and music. Any donations over $500 will help purchase supplies to make sugar skulls, pan de muerto (dead bread), and kites for the dead!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
About the ArtistFulgencio Lazo, (b. 1967, Oaxaca, Mexico) studied under Maestro Shinzaburo Takeda at the Fine Arts School in Oaxaca, graduating in 1989. Trained as a print maker, Lazo works predominately with acrylics on canvas in his studios in Seattle and Oaxaca, Mexico. He has had over 40 solo shows throughout the US, Mexico, Japan and France, and has numerous pieces in public collections. He is a longtime board member of Seattle Print Arts.
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Oct 13, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011
Pledge $25 or more
For your $25 donation, you will receive a 5x7 archival print of the finished sandpainting and a warm thank you.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $50 or more
For your $50 donation, you will receive a handcrafted sugar skull made in Tieton and a 5x7 print of the finished sandpainting signed by the artist.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $100 or more
For your $100 donation you will receive a limited edition 8 x10 archival print of the sandpainting signed by the artist, a handcrafted sugar skull made in Tieton, and a Mighty Tieton water bottle.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $250 or more
For your $250 donation you will receive all the above plus a hand-bound book sketchbook made personally for you at Paper Hammer Studios in Tieton, and your name will be included on the websites of TA&H and Mighty Tieton.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011