KERPLUNK! (at Southeast Anchor Library 3601 Eastern Ave)

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KERPLUNK! (at Southeast Anchor Library 3601 Eastern Ave)

FREE Family Art Workshop at Southeast Library with Alejandra Martinez


Sawdust Carpets | Alfombras de Aserrín
with Alejandra Martinez

Join us at the Southeast Library and try your hand at an art project honoring Latin American tradition. Traditionally, “alfombras de aserrín” adorn streets as flat murals made of flowers, seeds and plants to tell spiritual or religious stories during Holy Week. During Easter, when these communities attend special ceremonies, people walk on the carpets destroying the image as a sacrifice.

Kerplunk participants will make small “carpets” on cardboard using brightly-colored sawdust. You’ll use stencils to create the patterns and take small bunches of sawdust and glue to bring these masterpieces to life. Meet at Creation Station of the Southeast Anchor Library branch during Cinco de Mayo celebration. Enjoy story time, crafts, snacks, and bingo/loteria! For more info, visit:


Alejandra Martinez is a native Mexican artisan, who loves her culture, art and traditions. Alejandra has been an Artesanas Mexicanas member for over five years as a piñata master. She says, “Teaching and preserving my culture and traditions are important to me, so [that] new generations will not lose their roots. Teaching and sharing my love for cooking traditional Mexican food and manual arts [such] as sugar skulls, and piñatas, [are] my way to keep traditions and keep passing my heritage.”

Alejandra Martinez es nativa Mexicana, ama su cultura, arte y tradiciones. Ha sido parte de Artesanas Mexicanas por más de cinco años como maestra de piñatas. Ella dice: ”Enseñar y preservar mi cultura y tradiciones es importante para mí, para que así nuevas generaciones no pierdan sus raíces. Enseñar y compartir mi amor por la cocina tradicional Mexicana y las artes manuales como las calaveritas de azúcar y piñatas es mi manera de mantener mis raíces y seguir pasando herencia.”

SAT MAY 4 | 12-3PM | Location: Southeast Anchor Library 3601 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224| FREE

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