Marta Turok and Marcella Echavarria: Tradition and Innovation in Mexican Folk Art
May 8, 2014
“Tradition” is a term seemingly at odds with innovation, but Mexican folk art is a tradition on the move. Carla Fernández's innovative model is one example, blending the work of artisans with a modern sensibility to preserve ancient practices in a socially responsible way. Explore how tradition can be dynamic with Marta Turok, curator for the Ruth D. Lechuga Folk Art Research Center at the Franz Mayer Museum, and Marcella Echavarria, a historian, writer and social/cultural entrepreneur.
Carla Ferna?ndez: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community is made possible with generous support from The Coby Foundation, Ltd. and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional assistance from the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The media sponsor for Carla Ferna?ndez: The Barefoot Designer is Boston Globe Media, Inc.
Image: Carla Fernández, Molinillo bracelets and embroidered Molinillo rebozo. Artisans: Bracelets by Juan Alonso; embroidery by Endy Lopez; rebozo by Fermin Escobar. Model: Liliana Dominguez. Photo: Graciela Iturbide.