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Jose Chavez

Mexican Traditional Arts
Milwaukee, WI

Jose ChavezA native of Michoacan, Mexico, Jose makes two and three dimensional objects inspired by traditional arts of Mexico, such as intricate Day of the Dead dioramas, santos (decorative images of saints), pasta de cana (carvings from dried cornstalks pasted together with natural paste), papier maché masks and skulls, paper cuts, seed and bone carvings, and memory paintings. His presentations can focus on any of the above.

Program Formats

A general presentation

Best for Ages

High school
Grades 9-12, ages 14-18

Adults, ages 18 and up

Costs

Artist fee:

$200-$300

Expenses:

mileage

Materials:

reimbursement for supplies used by participants

Availability:
Weekends only

Past Venues:

  • Milwaukee Art Museum, 2007
  • Walkers Point Center for the Arts
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C., 1998
  • Wisconsin Folklife Festival, Madison, 1998

Contact:
Jose A. Chavez
339 West Lincoln Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
414/704-7991 (cell)
jchavez2@wi.rr.com

last updated: 02/17/2009   

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