In April 2017, a group of faculty and students from UT’s graduate program in Art Education traveled to Antigua, Guatemala to participate in the largest Holy Week celebration in the Western Hemisphere. With the exhibition Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada, the group revisits the process of designing and creating an alfombra, a colorful carpet of dyed sawdust and organic materials intended to provide a holy ground for the city’s impressive religious processions to walk upon during Holy Week. Examining themes of ephemerality, multisensory experience, and cross-cultural exchange, this exhibition highlights the value of multicultural engagement to the field of art education.
Friday, October 20 at 12:00am to 12:00am
Visual Arts Center, Art Building (ART)
2300 Trinity St, Austin TX 78712