• Education without Borders presented by keynote speaker: Lamberto Roque Hernandez

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    Name: Education without Borders presented by keynote speaker: Lamberto Roque Hernandez
    Date: October 3, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    Originally from Oaxaca México, Lamberto Roque Hernandez, is an Oakland based artist and educator. His art is distinctly informed from his Zapotec roots. Much like the artisans from his birth place Oaxaca, Mexico Lamberto uses materials that are readily available. Lamberto’s casual use of dirt and mushrooms is reminiscent of Renaissance painters whom made their own pigments out of necessity. It is notable in his aesthetic achievements especially since he is not a schooled or trained painter. In this way the materials he uses are equally important to the images he produces. The marker for his visual palette is his use of the Cochineal Beetle. The Cochineal is a white parasitic insect that attaches itself to Cacti in very arid regions like Oaxaca. The Cochineal is the source of a cherished crimson dye once coveted for oil paints and cardinal robes. His craft is truly appreciated in his lush Mole Sauce paintings or Mushrooms and Dirt paintings.

    His work reflects his daily life, pulling influences from ancient memories, dancers, abstract lines and images representing Zapotec Cosmology. He follows the traditions of his people, making art out of natural elements .His work honors his history and the colors that the earth provides, in an effort to leave testimonies of who he is and where he came from.

    Lamberto will also be hosting a residency at WCU prior to the keynote. The keynote will be at the UC Theater.

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