Southwest Folklife Alliance is proud to announce its 2017 Ethnographic Field School, which will take place June 1–4 in Tucson. Field School participants will work in small groups with mentors for a more intensive investigation of one of the following tradition bearers:
• Carmen Baron, a costume maker and one of the 2016 SFA Master-Apprentice Artists, on the colorful costumes of Mexican Baile Folklorico
• Don Guerra, baker and owner of Barrio Bread, a popular artisanal bakery in central Tucson, on his centuries-old baking techniques and locally grown heritage grains
• The Duke’s Car Club of Tucson on the mechanics and expression of low-rider cars
• Josefina Lizarraga, a long-time florist on Tucson’s west side, on backyard gardens, Sonoran foodways, and paper-flowers
For more information (including a list of faculty) and to register, visit the Field School web page.
Photo: Maribel Álvarez (SoA Associate Professor), Linda Berzok, and Jim Griffith share culinary insights during the 2016 Ethnographic Field School in Ajo, AZ