Posada's politically-inspired art and prints have powerit was rumored that he single-handedly got a local newspaper he worked for shut down after he offended a local politician. Early in his life, the Mexican illustrator and engraver honed his skills by working in advertisingfrom book illustrations to poster printing, but it was his ability to represent religious and folkloric figures of Mexico's history that made him famous. His most well known works were depictions of Calaveras (skeletons), such as his "Calavera de la Catrina," which poked fun at a female dandy of the upper class. Thus, as a tribute to the man who was known as the, "father of Mexican print-making," MOLAA will be holding the second workshop to the two-part series of relief printmaking. In the 3 hour workshop, instructor Gabriela Martinez revives his process all the while continuing Posada's legacy, a satirical outlook on everyday politics.
Sat., Jan. 23, 1 p.m., 2010