Frederick Arts Council Announces Loza Artist Workshop November 5 & 6

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Artist workshop “Connecting Culture Through Art’ with Francisco LOZA

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Frederick Arts Council (FAC) announces a hands-on artist workshop “Connecting Culture Through Art’ with Francisco LOZA who specializes in mixed media. LOZA will be conducting an artist workshop that involves design and sculptural elements at the FAC Art Center. Register for your spot on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fac-after-hours-fransisco-loza-artist-workshop-tickets-415571324017

Originally from Mexico, Francisco LOZA creates Arte de Estambre, or Pressed Yarn Art, by working on wooden surfaces that he covers in a combination of waxes that he mixes together to use as an adhesive base. Onto these waxed bases, LOZA intricately presses, cuts, and shapes yarn into his original artwork of multiple colors, sizes, depths, and concepts.

For his workshops, LOZA provides the following materials required for Arte en Estambre:
-Two (2) types of wax (only available in Mexico)
-Yarn of varying colors (yarn type found only available in Mexico)
-Instruments for pressing yarn
-Oil for cleaning hands
-Pre-cut flat heavy cardboard pieces or wooden surfaces (5 x 7 or 8x 10) for each participant

At this workshop you will learn the history behind this medium, the cultural significance, as well as the process and technique all mastered by Francisco LOZA whose artwork has been exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum, U.S. Department of State in Washington and in Brazil; Migration Policy Institute (Washington, DC); and exhibits at the Arlington Arts Center (AAC); Morgan Arts Council (Berkeley Springs WV); and Keswick Wellness Center, Baltimore, MD.

To learn more about Francisco LOZA and his unique process visit: http://www.LozaArt.com

About the Frederick Arts Council
The Frederick Arts Council invests in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County. The organization fosters an environment where the arts flourish in the community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. FAC is responsible for large-scale programming such as the Frederick Festival of the Arts, Sky Stage, Frederick Public Art Initiative, Art in the Park, and Arts in Education grants. For more information about the Frederick Arts Council, visit http://www.frederickartscouncil.org

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