Alan Goldberg returns to Lapham to share his love of Mexican art, people, and culture as explored in his new book, Oaxacan Folk Art Response to Covid-19, which he will be presenting and discussing.
— 1:00 p.m. Mexican food & drink reception
— 2:00 p.m. Presentation
— 2:45 p.m. Book signing
Proceeds of the sale of this book goes to the artists.
Copies will be available for purchase at the program from Elm Street Books.
When the pandemic decimated tourism in Mexico, and with it, artists’ incomes, Alan organized a competition for the artists and produced a book showcasing 27 of their entries. Published by the Mexican Museum, Oaxacan Folk Art: Response to Covid-19 is edited and designed by Alan Goldberg, with a text by Gwen North Reiss, a foreword by Marta Turok and original photographs by Judith Haden. Its pieces, almost all of them in clay or carved wood, by 26 artists, express the shock and sorrow over the pandemic with sensitivity, beauty, and whimsy.
In collaboration with Lapham Center, Elm Street Books, and New Canaan Library