WHAT IS A NICHO?
A nicho is an object of Latin American folk art. Nichos are made from mixed media and traditionally combine elements from Roman Catholicism, mestizo spirituality, and popular culture. Characteristically "nicho" objects have different names throughout Central and South America: they may be called retablo or by other local names. In South America, it is common to see decorative boxes called "nichos" set upon tables and pedestals to display religious icons. These boxes may serve as a religious altar or to honor a patron saint.
WHY WOULD I MAKE ONE?
Is there someone special in your life that you would like to honor? Is there someone special that has passed away that you would like to remember? Is there something that you enjoy that you would like to pay tribute to (i.e... playing a musical instrument, fishing, playing a sport....) All of these things would be GREAT reasons to create a one-of-a-kind nicho!
WHERE DO I MAKE ONE?
You would create one during a session (or two) on Saturday, September 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OR Saturday, October 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OR come to both! Session making location is at 628 Michigan Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana
WHERE DOES MY NICHO END UP?
This event is TOTALLY FREE! In return all we ask is that you leave your completed nicho behind (with your information on the back of course) so that we can display it the day of the festival in the "OUT OF THE BOX" Nicho Exhibition during the festival. You may pick up your personal nicho at the end of the festival day or at 628 Michigan Ave after the festival occurs.
PRIZES for VARIOUS NICHO CATEGORIES!
* Best Nicho depicting Frida Kahlo or Diego Rivera
* Best Animal Nicho
* Best Sugar Skull or calavera Nicho
* Most Humorous Nicho
* BEST OF SHOW Nicho