Latino Folk Tales July 11, 2013
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Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares – Art by Latino Artists Exhibition opens at the
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum July 9

A unique exhibition of 65 framed original artworks from twelve well-known artists will open at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Tuesday, July 9 and run through Sept. 14, 2013.

The exhibition features original illustrations from bilingual Latino folk tales published in children’s picture books. Twelve award winning artists focus their lively imaginations, distinctive styles, and colorful palettes to bring the stories alive. The illustrations enhance stories collected from many Spanish-speaking regions including Mexico, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central America and South America.

The exhibition features world-renowned artists Leovigildo Martinez, Maya Christina Gonzalez, Lulu Delacre, Lucia and Gloria Perez, Felipe Dávalos-González, Beatriz Vidal, Honorio Robledo, Esau Andrade Valencia, Amy Córdova, Susan Guevara, and Raul Colón. Their story-telling art can be seen in The First Tortilla, Juan and the Jackalope, The Bossy Gallito, Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel, How the Rainbow Was Made, and a kaleidoscope of other Latino folk tales featured in this exhibition. Exhibition wall labels are in Spanish and English.

“The Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares – Art by Latino Artists” is the first exhibition by Latino artists the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum has hosted. We are delighted that Museum board member Jim Jaime and other local Latino residents are involved in planning the opening reception,” said Museum Director Marilyn Wheaton.

“As a member of the exhibition committee, I am excited to do my part to help plan the opening reception on Thursday, July 11. As a member of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Hispanic Business Association, I encourage the entire community to not only come to the opening reception but to visit the Latino Folk Tales exhibition. It is a once in a life time opportunity to experience an amazing display of beautiful Latino artwork,” said Jim Jaime.

An opening reception on Thursday, July 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. will be free and open to the public. RSVP to (989)964-7082 or ljalliso@svsu.edu if you plan to attend.

The exhibition was curated and organized by Sylvia Nissley, Sarasota, FL and made available by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, MO.
This exhibition is supported in part by Michigan Pipe & Valve, Robert Sidney, and the Great Lakes Bay Regional Hispanic Business Association.
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