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Los Angeles

The Folk Tree

Exhibition Detail
World Travels/Traditional Arts
Curated by: Rocky Behr
217 S. Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105/91101

March 26th, 2012 - March 26th, 2012
Our Lady of the Harvest, Marie Romero CashMarie Romero Cash, Our Lady of the Harvest,
mixed media
Lion mask, Embera tribe, PanamaEmbera tribe, Panama, Lion mask,
woven palm leaf
Chupacabra, Freddy Acuna, Costa RicaFreddy Acuna, Costa Rica, Chupacabra,
carved and painted wood
Gallery installation, Gallery installation
Noah\'s Ark, Demitrio Aguilar, MexicoDemitrio Aguilar, Mexico, Noah's Ark,
, Shipobo people, PeruShipobo people, Peru, ceramics
, Descendent of Maria MartinezDescendent of Maria Martinez, ceramics
Vessel from Tonala, Vessel from Tonala, carved
Our Lady of the Refuge, New Mexico, Arturo OlivasNew Mexico, Arturo Olivas,
Our Lady of the Refuge, acrylic on wood
Palm Tree Market Square, Wain DawsonWain Dawson, Palm Tree Market Square,
mixed media
Congo Style paintings, Ariel, PanamaAriel, Panama, Congo Style paintings,
mixed media
Navajo rugs, Navajo rugs, weaving
Dream Vision Red, Joel NakamuraJoel Nakamura, Dream Vision Red,
acrylic on tin
Kachina Mask, Gregory LomasveyaGregory Lomasveya, Kachina Mask,
painted wood and feathers
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Mon-Wed 11-6; Thu-Sat 10-6; Sun 12-5
landscape, folk art, woodcarving mixed-media, baskets, textiles, sculpture, traditional, figurative, ceramics, ethnic art, Mexican folk art, decorative art

The Folk Tree gallery currently  features folk, decorative and fine art from around the world, representing North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.  The works on view have been selected by Folk Tree owner Rocky Behr from her own collection and from collections of other world travelers she has met over the years.  Everything on display is for sale.

Highlights include:
- Hopi kachinas
- Navajo rugs
- Santa Clara Pueblo pottery
- Work by respected New Mexican santera Marie Romero Cash 
- Paintings with embossed tin frames by artist Joel Nakamura, a Santa Fe transplant originally from Los Angeles, well known for for his "folk art with an urban edge"

- textiles from Guatemala
- Molas from Panama
- older ceramic pieces from Peru and Mexico (Tarahumara, Atzompa, Tonala)
- painted mandalas from Tibet
- 3D cut paper sculpture by the late Jorge Rosano from Morelos, Mexico
- a print by renowned Mexican painter Pedro Friedeberg

- paintings by Mexico's Francisco Onate
- Intricate Russian matryoshkas (nesting dolls)  

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