Lida Penkova and Donvieve
Trinidad Art Night Reception: Friday, October 5th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wine will be poured by Companion Animal Foundation.
Music by J.D. Jeffries Band and Celtic harpist Howdy Emerson.
Lida Penkova has gained fame in Humboldt County for her unique art pieces. Her unusual process of linocut with colors added by acrylics and colored pencils always tells a story, sometimes from mythology, sometimes from real-life moments of a Mexican market or a surf day at a Trinidad beach, and sometimes from her own imagination. This month she is focusing her work on October's Day of the Dead.
Her lively scenes show altars adorned with flowers, candles, favorite dishes and drinks for deceased loved ones, families visiting the graves of relatives to honor them, the sugar skulls and skeleton toys sold in outdoor markets and at street stalls, marigold flowers in vases or spread out on pathways or hanging on strings to embellish homes and streets for the remembrance of those who are gone before us.
When teaching, Donvieve works to help her students become more interested and sensitive to different cultural groups and to what each group considers beautiful and valuable as they observe the world around them.