Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY JAN 7, 2017

The New Year at Selby Gardens kicks off with the return of the Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica. The showcase of these hand–carved masks created by the Native Americans of Boruca, Costa Rica is open to the public daily starting January 8–28 at the historic Payne Mansion’s Museum of Botany and the Arts. A free lecture will be held on January 11 with the founders of Lucuma Designs, the importer who works with the artists, to discuss the role of fair trade in protecting natural areas and ancestral traditions. The artists will also lead a one-time class on January 9 sharing the skills applied in the painting of the masks. All participants will have the opportunity to paint an authentic rainforest-inspired mask of their own. 

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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