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Cuentos Foundation organizes presentations to universities and other community or educational spaces. These presentations focusing upon the Santa Clara del Cobre community can include:

1) Powerpoint lecture and discussion based upon the Ritmo del Fuego/ Rhythm of Fire book;

2) Huele de Noche/ Night-blooming Jasmine video screening;

3) Traditional metalsmithing demonstration;

4) Exhibition of selected museum quality works from the Cuentos Foundation Santa Clara del Cobre collection;

5) Student critiques;

6) Fair trade sale of Santa Clara del Cobre copper art, book, video. Books sold during Cuentos tours include a free copy of the Huele de Noche documentary. The presentations are made by Cuentos Artistic Director Michele Feder-Nadoff, who is an artist, curator, educator, and writer.

Lecture themes might address:
1) Equitable artistic and cultural exchange processes.
2) The relationship of arts, crafts, culture, history, and tradition in a Mexican village.
3) Sustainability and interdependence: Building collective social enterprise and process.
4) The arts as gift and/or commodity.
5) Identity, ethnicity, autonomy, and social power locally, nationally, globally.
6) Traditional and ancient metalsmithing practices.

Fees are listed below. Venues with interest in repeated or multiple visits are encouraged to apply. Please contact Cuentos for more information. Past tours have included, De Paul University, Chicago; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Ox-Bow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan; University of Indiana, Bloomington; Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois. Fees are outlined below.

Standard presentation fee includes powerpoint lecture and Huele Screening: 1,500 plus all traveling expenses, such as housing, transportation. Santa Clara artisan visits and exhibitions are an additional expense.

Contact Cuentos Foundation at info@cuentosfoundation.org for more information.

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