Griffin Gallery Presents “Avatars Of The Divine: Women In Pre-Columbian Society”

Griffin Gallery of Ancient Art invites everyone to their Free Reception on Saturday, January 9th from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.  Artifacts focusing on women in Pre-Columbian society will be featured.  Enjoy refreshments and view this gallery of magnificent ancient artifacts, folk art, contemporary art, and splendid antiques of centuries past.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and fascinating history of the role of women in Pre-Columbian society, provided by Griffin Gallery. Bring your family and learn about history in a new and fascinating setting!  In addition,  The Griffin Gallery’s gift to you with a value of $30, is a printable FREE COMPLIMENTARY PASS for The Boca Raton Fine Art, Jewelry, & Antique Show exhibiting the weekend of February 05 – 07, 2016.

 

 

 

 

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Griffin Gallery Ancient Art

Gallery Center

608 Banyan Trail Boca Raton, FL 33431

561.994.0811 fax: 561.994.1855

www.griffingallery.net    griffingallery18@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

Public Reception:

AVATARS OF THE DIVINE:
WOMEN IN PRE-COLUMBIAN SOCIETY

Saturday, January 9, 2015

2:00 pm until 4:30 pm

 

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“Women were not only daughters, wives, mothers, and grandmothers, but also healers, midwives, scribes, artists, poets, priestesses, warriors, governors, and even goddesses in pre-Columbian society,” says Dr. Judy L. Larson, Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C.

 

 

For many years, archaeologists assumed that men monopolized the power in pre-Columbian civilizations. The discovery of women’s tombs in Zapotal, Mexico, in 1971, and San José de Moro, Peru, in 1991, challenged that assumption. These tombs gave ample testimony to the importance of women in both societies and evidence of their high social status.

 

 

 

The Peruvian tombs, among the richest ever excavated in the Americas and part of a larger suite of elite burial chambers, contained the remains of Late- (750-800 CE) and Transitional-period (850-1000 CE) Moche priestesses. Farther north, richly appointed tombs in the Mexican state of Veracruz, contained extraordinary terra-cotta figures that represent Cihuateteo, deified women who served as guides to the next world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women were not only priestesses in ancient society; they were considered goddesses, as well, by virtue of their unique reproductive role. Feminine nature, with its mysterious ability to create life, was accorded divine status. Numerous objects have been found in sculptures of wide-hipped women; clay and stone vessels depicting sexual intercourse; figurines and carvings showing women holding and nursing children, cupping their breasts and touching their genitalia—are powerful evidence for the central, supernatural role accorded fertility and birth.

 

 

 

 

In fact, religion permeated all facets of pre-Hispanic life. It was believed that every natural occurrence was an expression of the will of the gods, and every human undertaking was an attempt to obey that will. Thus, even domestic tasks like cooking, planting, gathering, and weaving, reflected a divine plan.

 

 

 

 

Pre-Columbian women practiced body adornment as a beauty and fashion aid, but also for religious and social purposes. Many objects in the exhibition, both Andean and Mesoamerican, show women with tattoos and body painting, scarification, as well as with intentional deformations of the cranium, lips, and ears. Beyond the mortal sphere, beyond the notion of women as avatars of the divine, were the goddesses worshipped by these ancient peoples.

 

 

 

 

Griffin Gallery

 

Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

 

 

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855
www.griffingallery.net
griffingallery18@yahoo.com

 

PRINT AND USE THIS FREE PASS

Boca Show Invite

 

The Boca Raton Fine Art, Jewelry, & Antiques Show
February 05 – 07, 2016

The Renaissance Hotel
2000 NW 19th Street, Boca Raton, FL
Friday: Noon – 8:00 PM
Saturday: Noon – 7:00 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 PM

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800

Works Cited: http://hispanicad.com/blog/news-article/had/art-literature/divine-and-human-women-ancient-mexico-and-peru

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

JF Gallery Announces Call For Art, Upcoming Exhibit At ArtPalmBeach 2016 And Art Exhibit In February

JF Gallery invites you to the 19th edition of ArtPalmBeach January 21-24, 2016 with a preview evening on January 20th. Over 85 international art galleries, including JF Gallery, will be exhibiting modern contemporary and emerging art at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Receive a Complimentary Ticket for two to the Collectors’ Invitational on January 20 and a multi day pass. The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds ARTISTS: There is still time to submit to JF Gallery’s  5th Annual Juried Art Exhibit. Deadline is January 1st 2016. ART LOVERS: Cocktail Reception will be held February 8th 6-9pm.

 

 

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ART PALM BEACH 2016

First View & Collectors’ Invitational
Wednesday, Jan 20   6-10pm

Fair Hours
Thursday, Jan 21 -­ 12pm -­ 7pm
Friday, Jan 22 -­ 12pm ­- 9pm
Saturday, Jan 23 -­ 12pm -­ 7pm
Sunday, Jan 24 -­ 12pm -­ 6pm

 

 

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Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.    W.Palm Beach, Fl 33401

 

Receive a Complimentary Ticket for two to the Collectors’ Invitational on January 20

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A multi day pass by visiting:

artpalmbeach.com/upgrade and using promo code JFGALV

 

 

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JF Gallery’s

5th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

 

Opening Cocktail Reception:

February 8th 6-9 pm

 

3901 South Dixie Highway

West Palm Beach, FL

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Call For 5th Annual Juried Exhibit:

 

There is still time to submit to our 5th Annual Juried Art Exhibit.

Deadline is January 1st 2016

 

 

 

 

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PLEASE DO NOT CALL GALLERY ABOUT THIS ART CALL

PLEASE EMAIL ANY QUESTIONS TO:

sibel@jfgallery.com or info@jfgallery.com

LINK TO APPLY TO ART CALL:

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3109&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

 

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Events and Exhibits:

jf gallery facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jfartgallery/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
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jf gallery website: www.jfgallery.com

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291