Photo: Carmina Cortes
Casa Ciudad de Mexico in Chicago gladly invites you to join them in their annual celebration of the Pre-Hispanic Mexican tradition of The Day of the Dead. This event features the newly renowned “Pintoras Mexicanas,” a group of female Mexican painters, who were recently discovered in February 2011, via Facebook. Along with an exhibit of their work, there will be music and entertainment provided- referencing the Mexican traditions of the Day of the Dead.
The buzz reached widespread curiosity and International growth from Mexico & the USA to Canada, Italy, France and Germany. What was once a small collective has lead to 220 actively participating Mexican female painters.
The Chicago collective is made up of ten Pintoras Mexicanas who currently have five upcoming exhibits, at the Congress Theater, Bridgeport Art Center and the Chicago Botanic Garden, just to name a few.
The Day of the Dead theme, exhibited at Casa Ciudad de Mexico in Chicago, will pay tribute to important historical figures that have passed along. With love and admiration the Pintoras Mexicanas want to honor figures like Aurora Reyes, Carmen Mondragon and social painters like Lola Cueto, Olga Costa or Cordelia Urueta. The exhibit will also pay tribute to women like Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington.
The participation of national & international Pintoras Mexicanas in different cities like Chihuahua, Monterrey and Mexico City has raised International media awareness of this collective. A circulating tour, which includes Chicago, Mexico City and Michoacán is the next big step for these ladies. Don’t miss your chance to meet the Chicago collective, at Casa Ciudad de Mexico in Chicago on October 26, 2012 at 6pm.