Marianne Carlson, Founder, Feria Maestros del Arte
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Artist: Pascuala Vásquez Hernández
Artist: Faustina Sumana García
San Juan Chilateca, Oaxaca.
Artist: Margarita Avendaño Luis
Pinotepa de Don Luis, Oaxaca.
Artist: Hever Martínez Velasco
San Pedro Cajonos, Oaxaca.
Artist: Gildardo Hernández Quero
San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Oaxaca.
Artist: Enriqueta Cenobio Calixto
San Felipe Santiago, Estado de México.
Adriaan Bronkhorst of the Drugs Peace Institute, Nobel Peace Prize qualifier writes: "We are trying desperately to save the natural world, although we continue turning it into a garbage can. After all, what do our small efforts matter if governments and the captains of industry promote toxic waste on unimagined levels?
The way out of the global ecological suicide and the economic model sustaining it seems almost impossible. Maybe it is, but as long as we believe in the possibility of a future for our descendants, we must look for alternative ways of development. The Huichol people do give us an example of a spiritually rewarding life coupled to a deep respect and devoted care for the natural environment, enabled by their wise and respectful use of the mind-altering peyote.
We are therefore happy to propose the Huichol people, represented by the Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and the Traditional Arts in the person of its director Susana Eger Valadez, for the nomination of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, in the hope that this candidacy will draw attention to the valuable example the Huichols offer the world.Established nearly three decades ago within the rugged mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, The Huichol Center and its founder, anthropologist Susana Valadez, strive to empower both Huichol individuals and communities across the country to maintain their spiritual, artistic and cultural heritage by preparing them to coexist with the outside world on their own terms. With careful planning and education the Huichol people can thrive in today’s world without sacrificing their native traditions or language.
|From: Museo Textil de Oaxaca|
- style … useful or decorative, figurative rather than non-objective (abstract)
- materials … local, natural
- creator … primarily self-taught, often from a long lineage of artisans and local traditions
- process … hand-made, small quantities
|Black pottery mona by Magdalena Pedro|
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