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Hispanic art unique to southern Colorado on display in Arvada - 9News.com KUSA

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Colcha embroidery, which tells a story or depicts life in rural southern Colorado, can be viewed at the Arvada Center through mid-November.ARVADA, Colo.— From the infamous La Llorona legend to life on a farm, art by women of the San Luis Valley captures history and stories in southern Colorado.For Trent Segura, preserving this unique art form became a passion after learning that his great-aunt, Tiva Trujillo, was a prolific Colcha artist.“I see a lot of myself in the artwork," Segura said."Personally, it’s a way for me to see where my family comes from and where we are situated in the world.”Tiva Trujillo’s work, along with many other artists from the San Luis Valley, is currently on display at the Arvada Center through Nov.12.The colcha stitch originated in Spanish colonial times in the southwest, predominantly in northern New Mexico.It’s believed that the style of stitch began as a method to repair garments and make bedding.As the form of embroidery made its way to southern Colorado, artists began depicting colcha images of everyday life in the San Luis Valley, along with unique stories and history.Hispanic art unique to southern Colorado on display at Arvada CenterAt the Arvada Center, such artworks currently on the walls capture the story of La Llorona and the Penitentes.“It’s an important reminder that there is a culture. There’s a people here,” Segura said of the San Luis Valley.If you have any information about this story or would like to send a news tip, you can contact [email protected] 9NEWS stories by Jeremy Jojola:SUGGESTED VIDEOS: Hispanic HeritageWatch more from 9NEWS on the free 9NEWS+ app for Roku and Fire TV.9NEWS+ has multiple live daily shows including 9NEWS Mornings, Next with Kyle Clark and 9NEWS+ Daily, an original streaming program.9NEWS+ is where you can watch live breaking news, weather updates, and press conferences.You can also replay recent newscasts and find videos on demand of our top stories, local politics, investigations and Colorado specific features.To download 9NEWS+ on Roku search for KUSA.To download 9NEWS+ on Fire TV search for 9NEWS.

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