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Create a Sand Tapete with Visiting Artist Fulgencio Lazo


Tuesday October 1, 2019: 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

For Whom

Grade 3 - Adult


Join visiting artist Fulgencio Lazo, a Zapotec/Mixtec painter and printmaker from Oaxaca, for a talk about Dia de los Muertos, ofrendas, and his process of creating tapetes. For more than 23 years, Fulgencio has been working with museums, art centers and community groups to create “tapetes” or carpets of colored sand for Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. These installations are collaboratively designed and installed with community members over the course of several days. Following the talk, the artist will begin his installation and participants can help with the process. 

Participants can return to make paper ofrendas and watch Fulgencio continue work on the sand tapete on October 3rd.

This event is in partnership with the U-M Residential College.