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Exhibits, demonstrations introduce rainforest masks
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ST. PETERSBURG – The Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center will open an exhibit on Rainforest Masks of the Borucan Indians of Costa Rica on Friday, Oct. 21. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 18.

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This colorful mask is from an exhibit on Rainforest Masks of the Borucan Indians of Costa Rica, which will open at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center on Friday, Oct. 21.
A special viewing celebrating the exhibit’s grand opening is set for Oct. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For reservations for this special opening night, call 453-6500.

The schedule of special events for the exhibit, includes:

• Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discover intricate and indigenous secrets designed in the Rainforest Masks of the Borucan Indians of Costa Rica. The exhibit comes from deep within the rainforests of Costa Rica where Borucan Indians carry on a centuries old tradition of carving ceremonial masks. Mask making by the Borucan Indians pre-dates the Spanish Conquest. The masks are remarkable works of art that reflect the long and rich cultural history of their ancestral rainforest habitat. While the masks are central to the Borucan’s annual three-day El Juego de Las Diabolitos celebration, the Borucans find carving, painting and weaving a viable option for meeting their basic economic needs as well as reinvigorating their culture.

• Borucan Artists Sketching and Mask Carving Demonstrations, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23; Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 26 to 30, 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m.

• Borucan Culture free lecture, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 to 3 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

• Mask Painting classes with Borucan Artists of Costa Rica, Wednesday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Authentic hand-carved masks to paint will be included in the $75 workshop fee.

The Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is at 1800 Weedon Drive N.E.

For reservations to the classes or demonstrations, call 453-6500. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/Environment.
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