CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 1, 2001
UI Museum of Natural History hosts Mexican wood carver
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History will
host a program on Mexican wood carving from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 and
from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Museum, Macbride Hall, on the University
of Iowa Campus.
The demonstration will feature Saúl Aragón, a wood carver
from the Mexican State of Oaxaca who is known for his meticulously carved,
finely painted animal figures. Oaxacan woodcarvings are brightly painted,
whimsical pieces that have become world famous in the past 15 years as the
subject of countless magazine and newspaper articles, museum exhibitions,
and television programs. The Latin American Studies Program, with the cooperation
of the department of anthropology and the Museum of Natural History, will
sponsor the program.
To obtain further information, call David Brenzel, program coordinator,
at 319-335-0482 or Michael Chibnik of the department of anthropology at 335-0530.