Headed by Robert Drapkin, From Mayan Hands imports one of a kind Mayan folk art, textiles, and handicrafts from living Mayan Indian artists from the highlands of western Guatemala. Their handmade art includes sculpture, santos, dance masks, textiles, ceramics and ceremonial objects.
Robert Drapkin states, “Due to the limited nature of the Mayan art and the fact that artisans are waning in numbers, their offerings are truly collectibles. We have a lot to offer and are looking forward to participating in our local art community.”
Executive Director of the Arts Alliance, John Collins states, “From Mayan Hands adds to the international diversity of our arts offerings in St. Petersburg, and we also look forward to their participation in the Second Saturday ArtWalk. “
A grand opening and ribbon cutting is scheduled for 12/13/14 at 3 p.m. The new gallery is located at 2006 2nd Ave South. For more information visit http://frommayanhands.com/
Founded in 2012, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance evolved from a shared desire among city and community leaders to invest in our local arts organizations, artists and creative businesses. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is dedicated to raising money and advocating for our entire creative community: artists, arts and cultural organizations, and creative businesses.