Apr 5

The Art of Alebrijes – Painting Workshop (Spring 2017)

April 5, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Artist in Residence



Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

Join us for a hands-on alebrije painting workshop with Carlos Orozco of the Puech Ikotsindigenous artists collective in Oaxaca, Mexico. Alebrijes are sculptures of fantastical creatures hand painted with complex patterns and bright colors, made from carved copal wood harvested from the dry tropical forests in Oaxaca.

  • $10 for a small alebrije (Approx. 3 in)

Regular price is $15, but the LCC will cover $5 for the first 20 participants. Cash or credit accepted! All materials will be provided.

  • Carlos Alberto Orozco Ocaña is a Oaxacan Huave alebrije artist who founded and directs Puech Ikots (“Words of Our People” in the Huave language of Oaxaca, Mexico), a transnational project that directly supports alebrije artists and their families through sale of their work.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.

Poster: The Art of Alebrijes – Painting Workshop [PDF]

Video link HERE

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: UIC Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies; and student organizations Fearless Undocumented Alliance and Heritage Garden Student Group


Mario Lucero

Date posted

Jun 26, 2018

Date updated

Jun 26, 2018