This event for FOCA+P members will focus on the history and artistic and cultural influences that informed Zozobra. We will explore how Zozobra has been featured as a subject in the work of Southwestern artists from Shuster and Baumann to Tapia and Scholder and has been a reoccurring theme spanning from the early 20th century to today. It will cover the early history of Zozobra itself and focus on the cultural side of Zobora, influences like 1930s horror films to Mexican indigenous tradition and go on to look at what Zozobra has come to mean as a cultural symbol in its own right. After the talk there will be a brief tour of Horizons where guests will be invited to deposite their own glooms in our very own gloom box, on loan from the Kiwanis club. In keeping with the Valentine season, guests are invited to bring old love letters or photos of exes to put in the gloom box for burning, but any glooms will do!
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