Conversations in song and dance: Five unique acts to take center stage in Tupai

November 2013

Beginning Sunday, October 4, Tupai will host a five-week Fall performance series. From Peruvian folk-dance to speakeasy supper club jazz, each show in the series seeks to transport guests to a distinct era or cultural destination. Rather than providing background music — or, as The Stolen Sweets’ Jen Bernard calls it, “sonically beautiful wallpaper” — …

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Peruvian art, American work: The colorful visions of William Hernandez Molina

November 2013

For all its vivid Latin coloring and Peruvian symbolism, William Hernandez Molina’s art is both modern and whimisical. “Dreamlike,” he calls it. Molina is a Peruvian native and long-time working artist and educator, schooled at Lima’s La Escuela de Bellas Artes. Though he holds abstract art in great esteem, naming Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso …

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Weaving to live, weaving for life: Bridging the generation gap through ancient Andean art

November 2013

High above Cusco, Peru, in an area called the Sacred Valley, sits a cluster of Quechua villages steeped in a rich tradition of textile weaving. For over two thousand years, textiles have been used by the Quechua, Peru’s indigenous people, not only to make a living, but also to illustrate the geography and history of …

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