Santos de Palo Carving: Its Evolution in the Religious & Popular Culture of PR

Event Details

October 11, 2016
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Herter Hall

Room: 301

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Carolyn Parker
Carlos Santiago Arroyo will discuss the historical context of Santos de Palo in Puerto Rico, notable carvers, and their styles. 
He will also address the transition of carving from religious purposes to a form of artistic expression, the growing influence of women in the craft, and the present state of this art form.