(Funerary Dolls of Chancay) paintings by Peruvian artist Teresa Ghiglino at Starbucks
Teresa Ghiglino, a Peruvian artist and Art Educator for the Arlington County, is presenting five of her significant series "Muñecas de Chancay" at Starbucks Coffee, 14th Street, NW, Columbia Heights.
On view until August 30, 2007.
These representations of Chancay funerary dolls are original to the Chancay valley of Peru.
These elaborately dress rag dolls dating back to the Inca Empire were made exclusively to accompany the deceased through their journey to the next life.
here has displaced the dolls from their environment and repositioned them in her
While taking them out of their context, and depicting them in a two-dimensional plane, Ghiglino
seized their assigned meaning and engendered a specific personal interpretation deemed to embrace her
Peruvian heritage and recover her
Their physical expressions and seeming interactions are captured embracing with sensitivity the emotional complexity of humanity.
Teresa Ghiglino received her Master's in Fine Arts from American University and has exhibited her work in Argentina, Peru and in the United States.
art has been on display at the Museum of Latin American Art "Las Americas", Organization of American States
, National Museum of Women
in the Arts
, Mexican Cultural Institute
, District of Columbia Arts Community
, Washington Project
for the Arts, Alla Rogers Gallery
, Fondo del Sol and Northern
Virginia Community College
art was acquired for the collections the Pan American Health Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank
As an art educator, Ms. Ghiglino has received a number of prestigious awards: 2004 Mayor's Arts Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education, Alma Thomas Award and the Glassman Award.
She was a Fellow for the Kennedy Center's Arts Edge Program.
has received multiple grants for her
work from The DC Commission of the Arts and the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts
In 1998, she
was named the Coca Cola Company
, District of Columbia's Winning Teacher.