¡Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico

Tuesday Aug 26, 2014

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1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508

Phone: 246-2261
Website: Click to Visit




Website: Click to Visit

Various artists convey their visions through papel picado, a Mexican paper craft style.

Runs through 1/15.

See also: Culture Shock

Ipso facto X-Acto

“La Nao de China” by Catalina Delgado-Trunk, 2006, hand-cut paper over collage

Any way you slice it, nothing’s quite like paper art. Traditional papel picado is a cheerful, humble Mexican papercraft often used to adorn and embellish public spaces. But ¡Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico, opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, June 20, at 6pm, proves the form’s wondrous flexibility. Featuring four artists who each boast singular talent and determination, the exhibit shows off what can be achieved by brilliant design using paper painstakingly snipped and trimmed by hand.

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