September 16, 2021
1 smile to go: Dale, dale al arte
Some of the pieces in “Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration,” which runs until December at Craft in America Center in Los Angeles. Photos courtesy of Diana Benavidez; Roberto Benavidez; Matthew Hermosillo; Madison Metro/Craft in America
An exhibition is spotlighting the artistry of piñatas, emphasizing their capacity to both create memories of celebrations and comment on sociopolitical issues.
Details: A number of piñatas are hanging as art pieces in the Craft in America Center, a Los Angeles gallery with its own PBS award-winning documentary series.
- The piñatas range from party purchases that reference Latino culture, like a Selena piece, to items that are critiques of border walls and la migra.
- There are also sculptures made using piñata materials and techniques, which can include papier-mâché, cardboard, clay, cellophane, and painted balloons among others.
- The exhibition “High Art of Celebration” is accessible in-person and virtually through an upcoming web video curatorial walkthrough and Zoom events with the artists and artisans.
Hasta el martes, have a safe one.