Cosas Folk Art Travels in Mexico with Linda Grant Niemann

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join Charis in celebrating Linda Grant Niemann's new memoir about love and friendship, art and craft, language and culture in Mexico over a period of twenty years.

Cosas: Folk Art Travels in Mexico tells the story of what first propelled Linda Grant Niemann south, the migrants she encounters in her job as a railroad brakeman in the Southwest. She decides to learn Spanish, and in Mexico she soon meets some surprising kindred spirits. An admirer of craft and expertise, Niemann seeks out individual artists who make exquisite things—Otomi papermakers, the families who produce the famous ceramics of Mata Ortiz, the man in Michoacán who knows how to fashion full-size jaguar thrones in bent cane.

Some of her searches lead her to tiny villages and to artists who seldom get to meet their own fans. Niemann wonders if she is experiencing an ordinary shopaholic’s obsession or if this is something more. The something more reveals itself as the connection of one artist to another.

This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5. 

Event address: 
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Charis Books and More
Atlanta, GA 30307
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$17.96
ISBN: 9780826358752
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - February 15th, 2018

Love and friendship, art and craft, language and culture are the subjects of this look back at one woman's experiences in Mexico over a period of twenty years.