The vibrant, hand-carved and painted balsa wood masks showcased in this 17th annual exhibit at Selby Gardens represent the work of 10 top painters, six top carvers plus several new emerging artists. These artists from the Boruca tribe in Costa Rica share a sense of belonging and group collaboration. As an indigenous community, their folk art serves as an ambassador for their culture and shares their story with the world. Through their masks and their yearly “Festival of the Diablitos,” they strive to keep their traditions alive. At the same time their artistic exchange becomes the fire that drives innovation and transformation.
This reception gives you the first chance to purchase the masks of your choosing before the exhibition opens to the general public over the month of January.