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Indigo; The Royal Color Blue

Posted December 4, 2018 @ 10:55pm | by Melanie

During the November Peru trip, It was especially fun to focus on the interests of the White Bear Center for the Arts, Weisman Art Museum & Minnesota Museum of Art. All trip members were connected to one if not all, in a major way. I learned SO much from our two weeks together. The...

 

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The Pachamama's come to Minnesota

Posted October 25, 2018 @ 9:51pm | by Melanie

It made for a great September to have Maruja and Juana stay with me for the month. We learned so much together. Although we were busy with doing art events, we had FUN doing it! Andean women never really stop working. When not spinning dying or weaving, they watch over all family members, animals...

 

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Ecuador Blessings

Posted March 29, 2018 @ 1:10pm | by Melanie

Ecuador BlessingsBeing part of a ceremony in the Andes is one of the most special invitations imaginable. I was very fortunate to meet Rene & LuzMilla Zambrano last November in Cusco while attending a cultural event that had an outreach to over 800 Indigenous guests, not only from the Andes, but as far away as...

 

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Cultural Preservation

Posted January 6, 2018 @ 1:52pm | by Melanie

Cultural Preservation had the great honor of being part of ‘Tinkuy’ in November. Tinkuy/Quechua= Gathering of the Textile Arts. It was an international conference organized by the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. The four day event was held in the historic center of Cusco. It brought...

 

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Bosque Nublado

Posted February 4, 2016 @ 8:11am | by Melanie

The Andean Cloud Forest is my favorite topography & geographic location. One of the trip highlights is spending a few days in the cloud forest area around Machu Picchu. Weather in the Southern Hemisphere moves from East to West ( vs N America West to East as most cyclists are sure to know!) In...

 

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Peru's famous photographer Martin Chambi

Posted February 6, 2015 @ 7:43pm | by Melanie

Martín Chambi ( 1891-1973) was the first to photograph his race with a postcolonial eye. Martín Chambi from Puno, arrived in Cuzco, the ancient Incan capital, the richest and most splendid among American pre-Columbian cities. It was Chambi who had the greatest international...

 

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