This Friday: Art + Crafts Event with Helen Frederick

Art + Crafts:  Artist Talk & Craft Beer | May

Papel Amate: Making Paper in Mexico | A Talk by Helen Frederick

Friday, May 20, 6:30 PM

FREE EVENT. Please RSVP here.

Join us for a special edition of Art + Crafts last part of MPA’s ArtFocus series!

George Mason University Printmaking Professor, Helen Frederick, will speak at McLean Project for the Arts describing her recent trip to San Pablito, Mexico to learn about the traditional Papel Amate papermaking technique practiced for centuries there by the Otomi community.

Reception: From 6:30-7 PM, enjoy Mexican beers and Latin American tacos and appetizers provided by Taco Bamba, located in Falls Church, Virginia.  Artist Talk will begin at 7 PM.

Tickets: $8 admission for tacos and beer. Non alcoholic drinks will also be available. Must be 21+ for beer. Please RSVP here.

Location: MPA’s Emerson Gallery, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101 (upstarts of the McLean Community Center)

Frederick-Portrait-1Helen Frederick is recognized as a distinguished artist, curator, educator, coordinator of international projects, and as founder of Pyramid Atlantic. As an advocate for and an active participant in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area arts scene, she has served on the directorial boards of alternative art spaces, various local and national boards and national peer-review panels. She has and fulfilled speaking engagements around the world, always emphasizing collaboration across disciplines. Throughout her life her passion for diverse cultures and histories has led her to travel to observe the material cultures of many societies, their skills. and ideas and to make connections among disparate cultural traditions.

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