Art Exhibit: February 13 through March 31, 2013
Walking Tour led by Richard Nelson: February 17, 11:15 a.m. following worship at 10:00 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. John Knox Room. Richard Nelson will discuss the exhibit and his experiences in indigenous highland Guatemala. Special portion of the exhibit documents “Semana Santa” or holy week celebration.
The 35 year retrospective photography and textile exhibit consists of color and sepia images, weavings, and garments from indigenous highland Guatemala with a focus on native back-strap weaving and costume as cultural identity.
A special portion of the exhibit will document the world famous “Semana Santa” or holy week celebration held annually in Antigua Guatemala. Semana Santa commemorates the Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The streets of Antigua are covered with natural, aromatic carpets (alfombras) of flowers, pine, clover, and fruits. Heavy floats (Andas) with antique religious figures are carried through the streets by the (cucuruchos) men and (las dolorosas) women as a form of penance.