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January 2, 2012

Alejandra Roman's Fantastic Figures

Alebrijes: Fantastic Figures in Papier Mache
Saturday, January 14, 2012, 1 - 4 pm at MAWA, 611 Main Street

Since her youth, Alejandra Noemi Diaz Roman has been making Alebrijes, supernatural animals and sculptures, in papier maché. 

These forms were first created in 1930s Mexico City by Pedro Linares, based on a dream when he was ill. The Alebrijes have become known as creatures who protect people from evil spirits and sickness.

During the workshop Alejandra will illustrate the process and will lead each participant to use papier maché to make her own Alebrije.

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