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Journey To The Underworld With Laura Rios And Jane Madrigal

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Jane Madrigal

Laura Rios performs a traditional Matachin song at the closing of Jane Madrigal's exhibit, Journey to the Underworld and Other Forbidden Places before the End of Time, which was on display at Bihl Haus Arts from November 2012 through January 2013.

The installation featured a temple to Coyolxauhqui, goddess of the moon, and artworks dedicated to other indigenous feminine deities revered before the conquest.  These works honor the ancient belief that held sacred the feminine principle and equated it with spiritual power and reverence.

This is a journey through time in which women are goddesses and warriors rather than wives or whores. Honoring the ancestors and acknowledging those who have paved the way for us to be here today, we prepare for transformation.

Journey To The Underworld With Laura Rios And Jane Madrigal
Jane Madrigal talks about her journey to being an Artist
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Jane Madrigal describes herself as "a wounded healer, Chicana artist and muralist, radical warrior woman, and revolutionary earth mama."

"My work is a reflection of my values, which embodies a deep reverence for indigenous culture, the power of women, and a vision for a better future for generations to come.  I create as a way to affirm my culture, connect with my ancestors, educate my community, and honor our history, which otherwise would be lost."

Laura Rios leads the Ameyaltonal Tejaztlan Aztec group and performs and teaches regularly. She spoke at length about the importance of dance and traditional song, accentuating the physical works by Madrigal.  Listen to her speak and sing here.

Journey To The Underworld With Laura Rios And Jane Madrigal
Laura Rios sings and explains the importance of traditional dance.

Website: www.bihlhausarts.org