Image: Traditional Mexican Votive Painting thanking the Virgin of Guadalupe for Protecting Essential Workers in the Time of Covid. By Francisco Lorenzo, Guerrero, Mexico, 2020
IFAM is partnering with the University of Texas at Austin to present Folk Art in the Time of COVID—an in-depth, engaging presentation and Q & A on the ways in which folk artists are responding to the pandemic, how their livelihoods have been impacted and how they are lending a helping hand to their neighbors. As part of the virtual Winter Auction & Holiday Market—running November 28–December 6—the presentation will take place on Sunday, November 29 at 5 pm virtually on ZOOM.
Viewing details and link will be posted on this page: https://folkartmarket.org/folk-art-in-the-time-of-covid/
The event will focus on the research of folklorist Dr. Suzanne Seriff and her team of nursing, public health, and international relations students from the University of Texas at Austin. The recipient of the President’s Award for Global Learning, the team has spent the last six months archiving, analyzing, and exhibiting stories of folk and traditional artists from around the globe—many from the IFAM family—to bring to light their stories of preservation in times of crisis.