Friday, May 01, 2009


Guatemalan Alfombra de Arracin Traditions
Shared: German Sawdust Carpets & Guatemalan Alfombra de Aserrín

Saturday, May 2, 8 am - 3 pm
One Verizon Plaza, 1310 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington, VA
703-228-1850 FREE

Watch the creation of spectacular oversized devotional 'carpets' made from sawdust, rice, vegetables, dried beans or flowers as they are being made by two nationally known groups of Mid-Atlantic traditional artists: The Holy Martyrs Catholic Church artists, descendents of German immigrants to Tarentum, PA, and the Alfombra de Aserrín created by Alfo-Conce, a group of Guatemalan immigrants living in Arlington. Each represent deeply held traditional belief and a command of their chosen artistic medium.

Presented by Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area through support by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation."

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