CONTRERAS GALLERY

 

"Milagros"

"Milagros", is an annual exhibit, shown at Contreras Gallery. The ex votos are not vintage. They are done by local Tucson artist. Some are done in the traditional style and some are done in a contemporary style.

 

Wikipedia definition for ex voto:

An ex-voto is a votive offering to a saint or to a divinity. It is given in fulfillment of a vow (hence the Latin term, short for ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made") or in gratitude or devotion.

Ex-votos are placed in a church or chapel where the worshiper seeks grace or wishes to give thanks. The destinations of pilgrimages often include shrines decorated with ex-votos.ng ex votos and retablos.


Below are images from past shows:

 

 Milagros 2011

Milagros 2010

Milagros 2015

Milagros 2016

 

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