Written by Jack Meltzer
The theme in the exhibit is heavily based on the mythology and spirituality of the Ifa religion, which was brought by millions of Africans to
"Oh, Mi Yemaya," includes two major installations by Arroyo; The Many Faces of Yemaya and and La Casa de Yemaya/House of Yemaya. Each piece of artwork depicts "los siete caminos de Yemaya," the seven paths taken by the Orisha Yemaya.
The Many Faces of Yemanya is composed of seven woodblock panels that are printed on satin and framed with Batik fabric from
The second instillation of the exhibit, La Casa de Yemaya /House of Yemaya, shows Yemaya living in the bottom of the sea with Olokun, her father and the owner and master of ocean. Yemaya is depicted as a mermaid as well as the Virgin of Merci as she is also known.
This exhibition is sponsored by Connecticut-based Mijoba Communications. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the curator Migdalia Salas at email@example.com or call (860) 443-2545.