papel picado


V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
“La Nao de China” by Catalina Delgado-Trunk, 2006, hand-cut paper over collage

Culture Shock

Ipso facto X-Acto

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.
V.20 No.7 | 2/17/2011
"Juárez,"   papel picado   by Kai Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano
courtesy of 516 ARTS

Interview

Paper Cuts

Former Albuquerquean mixes the old with the new

Kai Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano was born in Puerto Rico but spent most of her formative years in New Mexico. Her art, in part, explores the clash between the two cultures, as well as family history and sexual politics.

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