Colombian Cultural Festival

Sunday, Oct 15, 10 am to 5 pm
At CMA, 103 Charlton Street, New York
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Celebrate the culture of Colombia with us on October 15. We will be hosting workshops and performances inspired by Colombian artistic traditions.

Workshops include:

Clay Bar
Fauna of Colombia: Celebrate and sculpt some of the diverse fauna of Colombia including sloths, pink dolphins, three-striped night monkeys, west Indian manatee, capybara, and more!
Media Lab
Alejandro Obregón Inspired Animations: Inspired by the surrealist paintings of Colombian artist Alejandro Obregón, young artists will navigate his world by animating symbols typical to his work including Colombian flora and fauna, guitars, and colorful skies.
Fine Arts
Upcycled Architecture: Colombian Modernists: Using recycled materials and art supplies, young artists will craft their very own upcycled architectural structures inspired by Colombian Modernist, Rogelio Salmona.
Concentric Collages inspired by Omar Chacon: This week, museum visitors will work alongside Colombian artist Omar Chacon to make their own concentric collages. Looking closely at Chacon’s layered compositions, young artists will learn about the artist’s experimental process, color theories and creative practices.
Abstract Geometry: Inspired by Colombian Artist Omar Rayo, young artists will learn how to use geometric shapes to create abstract artworks.
Sound Booth
Come celebrate the genre Cumbia, a style of music which originates in Colombia. Young artists will create original musical tracks inspired by the genre today in the Sound Booth using drums, pianos, and various digital instruments.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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