Wence and Sandra Martinez will exhibit Contemporary Flatweave Rooted in Legacy from Sept. 11 – Oct. 14 at Latino Arts Inc. United Community Center in Milwaukee.
Wence and Sandra practice the tribal weaving tradition of Wence’s home village, Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. The couple opened the Martinez Studio in 1994 and say their greatest pleasure comes from working and creating, side by side, in their Door County studio and gallery.?? A major survey of Martinez Studio’s 21-year history, the exhibition includes 31 works in weaving and painting representing four generations of Wence’s family.
“Codice Nuttall” by Wence Martinez will be on display along with Wence’s father’s last weaving, a blanket from Wence’s grandfather, works woven by Wence, and Sandra’s latest designs woven by their daughter Malena Martinez, son-in-law Jacobo Martinez and Jacobo’s sister, Manuela Martinez.
A celebration for the exhibit, Noche de Gala, is set for Sept. 26. This will be a ticketed fundraiser for the organization including live Salsa, Cumbia and Bolero, dance demonstrations and opportunities to win auctions and raffles. Tickets are available for $50 per individual or $175 for tables of four.