Harmonious Cacophony: Mosaics Transform a Town


Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 12, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dick Davis, author, photographer
Location: Concord Campus

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Art preserves history, rituals, beliefs, and the fabric of daily life. It can record landscapes, flora, fauna, and it also can be utilitarian. Mr. Davis invites us to discover how people transformed their town with murals, recapturing the things they treasure with symbols and other representations, all in vibrant colors. The three murals of Zacatlán are spread out on the perimeter wall of the municipality and are exemplary examples of urban art. They draw on both Nahuatl culture and beliefs as well as Biblical accounts of the creation of the universe.  This exuberant project involved artists, volunteers, and municipal leaders. Allow OLLI and Mr. Davis to show you how the cacophony of breaking tiles in a Mexican community created a harmonious cultural masterwork.


Event Details

Date: 2019-06-12

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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