Jan. 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am – Jan. 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
About the Artist
Alejandra Almuelle was born in Arequipa, Peru. She is a self-taught ceramic artist working in this medium for the past 24 years. Before moving to the United States, she spent time with a community of potters in Pizac, which is in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, a major center for ceramic making in Peru. Addressing the functionality of the medium as well as its sculptural expression has been equally important for her. She has recently completed several series in which the common thread is the human shape. Speaking about her work, she states that “as a base medium, I feel clay is so appropriate for expressing the human journey because it is the stuff we are made of.” Lately, she has begun silk-screening imagery directly onto her clay forms.
Changarrito cart January 24
Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.
Alejandra Almuelle will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on January 24th, 12 pm – 3 pm. Come out and buy her artwork and get to know her in person!