Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Art & Identity: Barraza's Roots Reflected in Color, Canvas - Dr. Santa Barraza

We have so much talent in Texas.  I'm happy to share these images and story by and about Dr. Santa Barraza, respectively, that appear in the Javelina Today, the Magazine of Texas A & M University-Kingsville.  

She is the quintessential Tejana artist and teacher, widely respected for her many contributions, most especially her artistic representations of indigenous, pre-Columbian icons, themes, and folklore.

To these, I add a photo I took of one of her pieces in a colleague's home in California that graces her living room wall.

Thank you, Santa, for your inspirational work that continues to enrich, deepen, and nourish our sense of selves as people native to this continent, to these very lands that we have inhabited for literally hundreds of years.

I hope that someday UNESCO will recognize the unparalleled strength, beauty, and power of your work as a World Heritage contribution to humanity.

Con toda sinceridad,

Angela Valenzuela


Art & Identity:  Barraza's Roots Relected in Color, Canvas

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