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Consulate General de Mexico in Houston presents "Familia Lorenzo Folk Art" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Consulate General de Mexico in Houston

"Familia Lorenzo Folk Art" brings together more than 50 original paintings created by three generations of family tradition over the past 50 years. The paintings collection is a testament to the visual heritage of Mexican Folk Art, particularly the artisanal town of Xalitla, in the state of Guerrero, where the Lorenzo Family lives and works.

Also, the tour of artistic pieces demonstrates the intergenerational dialogue in which we appreciate multiple characters of Mexican popular culture such as wrestlers, zapatista guerrillas, skulls of the Day of the Dead, images of the Loteria or Frida Kahlo along with naive images of saints, demons, angels, religious figures and traditional Nahuatl masked dances. The exhibition seeks to highlight the cultural heritage of these contemporary folk artists who are not widely recognized but who demand greater understanding and acceptance in times of cultural identity debates. 

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until December 13.

"Familia Lorenzo Folk Art" brings together more than 50 original paintings created by three generations of family tradition over the past 50 years. The paintings collection is a testament to the visual heritage of Mexican Folk Art, particularly the artisanal town of Xalitla, in the state of Guerrero, where the Lorenzo Family lives and works.

Also, the tour of artistic pieces demonstrates the intergenerational dialogue in which we appreciate multiple characters of Mexican popular culture such as wrestlers, zapatista guerrillas, skulls of the Day of the Dead, images of the Loteria or Frida Kahlo along with naive images of saints, demons, angels, religious figures and traditional Nahuatl masked dances. The exhibition seeks to highlight the cultural heritage of these contemporary folk artists who are not widely recognized but who demand greater understanding and acceptance in times of cultural identity debates.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until December 13.

"Familia Lorenzo Folk Art" brings together more than 50 original paintings created by three generations of family tradition over the past 50 years. The paintings collection is a testament to the visual heritage of Mexican Folk Art, particularly the artisanal town of Xalitla, in the state of Guerrero, where the Lorenzo Family lives and works.

Also, the tour of artistic pieces demonstrates the intergenerational dialogue in which we appreciate multiple characters of Mexican popular culture such as wrestlers, zapatista guerrillas, skulls of the Day of the Dead, images of the Loteria or Frida Kahlo along with naive images of saints, demons, angels, religious figures and traditional Nahuatl masked dances. The exhibition seeks to highlight the cultural heritage of these contemporary folk artists who are not widely recognized but who demand greater understanding and acceptance in times of cultural identity debates.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until December 13.

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WHERE

Consulate General of Mexico
4506 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004
https://ihch.org/event/familia-lorenzo/

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Admission is free.
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