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Torpedo Talks: Marisela Rumberg

October 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Torpedo Talks is the Art Center’s monthly conversation series highlighting the unique voices that make the Torpedo Factory Art Center such a dynamic institution. Find them on third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 pm.


Did you know the celebration of the “Day of the Dead” is actually a happy holiday in Mexico? Who is La Catrina? And how is she related to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera? Have you ever visited Cancun or the Rivera Maya? Did you hear about Princess Nicte-Ha? In this lecture artist Marisela Rumberg will answer those questions and more. From Mayan legends to folksy sayings to Proverbs – she will share with you some of the fabulous legends, romantic stories and treasured traditions behind some of her quilts that have been exhibited in quilt shows around the world.


About Marisela Rumberg

Marisela Rumberg is a Fiber-Artist, Award-Winning Quilter and Certified Zentangle Teacher. She is an instructor at Glen Echo Park and at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, where she is a member of the Studio Fiber Arts co-op. She is a member of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in Studio 29 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Marisela finds inspiration for her art in nature and the history, legends, traditions and stories of her native Mexico; she also enjoys Zentangle abstract art. Her work has been exhibited at several venues in the US including the Houston International Quilt show, and around the world in Mexico, Brazil, France, England and Russia. Learn more about her and her work at


October 18, 2018
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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