THE PORT CLINTON ART FESTIVAL 2021

I will be at HIGHLAND PARK, IL 
 


The 37th Annual Port Clinton Art Festival, produced by Highland Park-based company Amdur Productions, returns to downtown Highland Park, Illinois, on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29, 2021.  The outdoor art festival is rated as one of the top shows by Art Fair Calendar. Free reservations encouraged to help spread crowds through the fest weekend. Walkups Welcome! No reservation, no problem!

MY BOOTH NUMBER IS 503

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If you need anything else, please feel free to give me a shout at nicarioj@gmail.com.
  
Again, welcome!

Retablos are sophisticated folk art in the form of portable boxes filled with brightly colored figurines arranged into intricate narrative scenes. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, Retablos were carried through the mountains by Spanish priests as portable religious shrines for Catholic saints. Later, they were adapted by indigenous people to include their own deities and mythologies.

Nicario's compositions depict religious, historical and everyday events. His hands move quickly and with confidence to fashion people, animals, and mythical figurines as he creates poignant scenes from a doughy mixture of boiled potato and gypsum powder. For his sculpting process, Nicario's only tool is a small piece of wood resembling an enlarged toothpick.

Born in a peasant community in the high Peruvian Andes, Nicario Jimenez studied sculpture at the Centro de Capacitacion Artesanal de Huamanga and attended the Universidad Nacional San Cristobal de Huamanga in Ayacucho, Peru. His one person exhibitions include the San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Museum of Man in San Diego, California, the North Dakota Museum of Art, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

His work was selected by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. for its "Seeds of Change" Exhibit and was subsequently purchased by the Smithsonian for its permanent collection. Nicario has taught and lectured at the University of Miami, the University of California, San Diego, Whittier College and American University. Jimenez's work is included in numerous prestigious public, corporate, and private collections. The artist now lives in Naples, Florida.