The Ventura County Arts Council is joining with the Carnegie Art Museum and MICOP to present Porfirio Gutiérez (above) who will be an artist resident from June – September, 2017 at the CAM Studio Gallery, located beside the museum.
Porfirio Gutiérrez: Tejedor del Tiempo
Porfirio Gutiérrez is an indigenous Zapotec indian from Teotitlán del Valle, in Oaxaca, Mexico. His village is famous for their traditional Zapotec weavings made of hand spun yarns dyed with local plants and insects. His family members are proud descendants from many generations of Zapotec weavers. In addition to being an artist and master weaver, Porfirio is also an educator and cultural ambassador for the Zapotec people, often lecturing at universities, arts foundations, and museums. The story of his art has been televised on PBS and Univision. His work has been shown in eight countries on four continents. Recently, the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian honored Porfirio by choosing him for its prestigious Artist Leadership Program.
Watch his work here:
The Carnegie Art Museum
424 South C Street
Oxnard CA 93030