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
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Santa Clara del Cobre page