Alexandria Museum of Art presents: Luz-Maria Lopez: Mayan Creation Stories
December 7, 2012 – February 23, 2013
Thursday, December 6, 5:30pm: Book signing with Luz-Maria Lopez!
Friday, December 7, 6-8pm: Artist Talk & Member Preview Reception
The ancient Maya, based on star charting, prophesied that December 21, 2012, would be the end of the world, or at least the date of some type of universal catastrophe. Explore the roots of the 2012 Mayan Prophecy through colorful mixed media paintings and drawings of artist Luz-Maria Lopez. Mayan visions of cosmology, creation, ancestry, and history are depicted in scenes from the Popol Vuh (“Book of the Community”), or Sacred Book of the Quiché Maya People, a Native American people who lived in what is now Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and Southern Mexico. Epic tales of hero twins and fantastical characters such as Grandmother of Light, Heart of Sky, Plumed Serpent, Crow, and Parrot plus a Chorus of animals, mudmen, woodmen, and human sounds, come alive through the vibrant, luminous works of art! Visual enjoyment for all ages!
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 5:30-8:00pm: 6th Night of Christmas, FREE!
Special reading and book signing by the artist of Luz-Maria Lopez’ book, “How the Gods Created the Finger People,” a children’s book of folk mythology illuminated with the artist’s Mayan-style illustrations. Storytelling fun throughout the museum and refreshments! Alexandria Museum of Art proudly sponsors the 6th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas annual City of Alexandria event.
Friday, December 7, 2012, 6:00-8:00pm: Artist Talk & Member Exhibition Preview Reception
Members are invited for a special Curator’s tour, Artist Talk with Luz-Maria Lopez, and preview
Saturday, December 8, 10:30am: “The Big Story” Family Class
Families will create and illustrate giant sized stories together, inspired by the colorful folklore in Luz-Maria Lopez’ paintings and drawings.
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd St (Main St), Alexandria, LA 71301
318-443-3458 / themuseum.org
Tue–Fri 10–5, Sat 10–4