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Saturday, November 11 2023

November 11, 2023 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

A two-part workshop

Ceci Tejeda - Piñata workshop

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10 am-1 pm
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 10 am-1 pm

Fee: $125/$105 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

With December approaching, it’s time to think about celebrating. In this workshop you will learn the meaning and the process of the traditional piñata, a vividly decorated container that you fill with sweets and break open at an appropriate moment. In this workshop, you will create a medium-sized piñata using the traditional technique of paper and Mexican paste. This workshop is intended for adults. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

About the Artist
Ceci Tejeda was born and raised in Mexico City. Her parents are from Michoacán, Mexico, which is why she has Purepecha (Indigenous) blood in her veins. Ceci has admired her culture since she was a very young girl. When she first came to Wisconsin, it was difficult to adapt, but she never lost her love for creativity. Now that she has lived here for more than 10 years, she still embraces her roots and enjoys sharing them with others. She creates her papier-mâché alebrijes and skulls with joy and love and shares her papier-mâché skills with future generations through youth workshops at schools and cultural events. Ceci advocates for immigrant rights by volunteering for and using her artistic abilities to support Voces de la Frontera, a local immigrant rights group. She also collaborates with other Latinx artists in las R.A.R.A.S, a local artist collective. This work creates a sense of home by making her feel closer to her people, her culture, and herself. Participating in events for local artists supported by her community helps her to realize that no matter where she is, she can carry her roots with her.

November 11, 2023 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Fee: $20/$15 members. Scholarship assistance available.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Join artist in residence Jenna Knapp and poet KP Kaszubowski for an interactive poetry workshop. Together, we will honor and celebrate the Norway maple that long provided shade and shelter at the top of the hill overlooking the labyrinth. Unfortunately, the tree had to be cut down last spring due to a fungal infection. Logs cut from the tree now cascade down the hill, offering additional spaces to pause and reflect.

The fall invites us to explore times of change and loss, and the Norway maple becomes a metaphor for the transitions we may be navigating personally. During the workshop, we will discuss the labyrinth's history, silently walk its winding path, and be led through poetry prompts to generate written material. There will be plenty of time to share and reflect together as a group, and you'll have the option to contribute your writing to be engraved into the logs at a later date, allowing the Norway maple's history to live on.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of writing experience. Please bring a blanket to sit on, wear comfortable clothes for the fall weather, and bring your own writing materials, beverages, and snacks for the afternoon.

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