Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Trip to Oaxaca, Part Ten

This is a beautiful building near my hotel, around 7 blocks from the Zocalo, still showing scars from the 2006 conflict which surprised me. Most of the paint has been removed from the downtown buildings.

Oaxaca was embroiled in a conflict that lasted more than seven months and resulted in at least seventeen deaths and the occupation of the Oaxaca by the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO). The conflict emerged in May 2006 with the police responding to a strike involving the local teachers' union by opening firing on non-violent protests. It then grew into a broad-based movement pitting the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) against the state's governor, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. Protesters demanded the removal or resignation of Ortiz, whom they accused of corruption and acts of repression. Multiple reports, including from international human rights monitors, accused the Mexican government of death squads, summary executions, and even violating Geneva Conventions standards that prohibit attacking and shooting at unarmed medics attending to the wounded.

Street blockaded during the uprising.

Another pretty doorway on my walk downtown.
Something is always under construction here.
The stone used in many of the downtown buildings turns a soft shade of green during a heavy rain.
Down in the Zocalo children are rehearsing some sort of dance with umbrellas.
There seems to be something always going on there.
This building was right around the corner and rusting away.
Templo San Felipe Neri, about a block from the Zocalo. There are beautiful churches everywhere it seems.
Interesting buildings and colors on my walks around the city.



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