The Art and Books of Marilyn Anderson
The work shown on these pages is done in the spirit of solidarity with Maya people. Marilyn's goal is to affirm and celebrate the cultural importance of Mayan arts and crafts and to increase knowledge and consciousness of it among those reached by her work.
Marilyn continues to advance her Pro Arte Maya project through exhibits, art work, publications and collaborations with Maya educators to distribute her Multilingual Mayan Languages/Spanish Edition coloring book: Artes y Artesanías Mayas de Guatemala to children in Guatemala.
Two book launches happened in Guatemala last November and several articles appeared in Guatemala City newspapers. Now a book launch will take place in Rochester. It is co- sponsored by Greenwood Books and Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Avenue, on April 20th, 6-8 pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.
Based on her 40 years-plus involvement with artist-artisan culture in Guatemala, the author will give a talk and show a selection of her woodcuts, photos and crafts items related to prints in her book.
About the new book: Guardianes de las Artes / Guardians of the Arts
The latest addition to the Pro Arte Maya Project is the book: Guardianes de las artes: grabados de artistas y artesanos de Guatemala/ Guardians of the Arts: Prints of Guatemalan Artists and Artisans.
Completed in 2016, work on this book has occupied Marilyn over the past ten years. Copies are available in the United States through this website as well as several bookstores and online stores. The publisher, Editorial Ediciones Del Pensativo, is located in Antigua, Guatemala and makes the book available in bookstores in Guatemala.
New York bookstores carrying the book include:
Greenwood Books, 123 East Avenue, in downtown Rochester
Before your Quiet Eyes, 439 Monroe Avenue, Rochester
Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main Street and 951 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo (near Bidwell)
The note card set, Guatemala - Women of Hope / Guatemala - Mujeres de esperanza, with bilingual Spanish / English text
A portion of profits from the sale of these cards goes to the schools of the Consejo Maya Jun Ajpu Ixb' alamke and other education projects for children in Guatemala.