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.
Five card set: Guatemala - Women of Hope / Guatemala - Mujeres de esperanza, with bilingual Spanish / English text
Whether to send to friends or as gifts, people who love indigenous Guatemala and others will appreciate the universal sentiment the images express.
Four sets of five cards each (20 cards) are available at the special price of $30, including postage. (Regular price for four sets is $36.)
All profits from the sale of these cards go to education projects for children in Guatemala.
Two book launches happened in Guatemala in November 2017, with several articles appearing in Guatemala City newspapers.
Based on her 40 years-plus involvement with artist-artisan culture in Guatemala, Marilyn gave a talk and show a selection of her woodcuts, photos and crafts items related to prints in her book.
About the 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)