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11/03/2010

Cheap: CAFAM's Borderlandia

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |



We live in a multicultural world, but art doesn't always showcase that. Not so the work of brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre, craftsmen who specialize in blown glass. Using a vibrant palette of glass, the brothers create a cultural critique that mix Mexican American influences in what they call Border Baroque.

Occupying the whole third floor of the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), Borderlandia exhibits works of art heavily detailed, but wittily constructed. I'd suggest spending at least half an hour to fully appreciate the artists take on their cross-cultural roots.

Should you need a breather, wander around the second floor, which showcases the history of coffee (our favorite upper) through the lens of Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti in The Birth of Coffee. Sepia-toned photographs document the story of coffee entwined with coffee growers in Brazil, Ethiopia, Yemen, Guatamala, Indonesia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Kenya.

5814 Wilshire Boulevard (at Curson)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.937.4230

Admission: $7
Tuesday through Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

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