BOUND BY LOVE: HOMENAJE A FRIDA KAHLO
OPENS AT LA RAZA GALERIA POSADA
A Look-Alike Contest and Bedroom Installation Accompanies an Exhibition of Women Artists
“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.”
(Sacramento, CA), Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico’s most admired and well-known artists will be celebrated at La Raza Galería Posada on Saturday July 12, 2014 from 1PM to 7PM. The event includes an artist talk featuring Bay Area Artist Martha Rodriguez, a Frida look-a like contest and an all women artist exhibition through August 31. The exhibition includes an installation of a replica of Frida Kahlo’s bedroom that is on display at her home, La Casa Azul, in Mexico City.
La Raza Galería Posada Director, Marie Acosta states, “Frida Kahlo touches the hearts and spirit of women everywhere. Her life and work are emblematic of individual perseverance, overcoming nearly insurmountable physical injuries, and a life of great emotional drama.”
Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico, and is considered one of Mexico's greatest artists. She began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. She eventually became politically active and married artist Diego Rivera. She exhibited her paintings in Paris and Mexico before her death in 1954.
July 12, 2014: Exhibition Bound by Love, Homenaje a Frida Kahlo opens
2pm through 3pm Artist talk with Martha Rodriguez, Sonya Fe, Ruby Chacon, Maria Luisa
Colmenarez, Heather Mell, Sally West and Andrea Gonzalez
3pm through 3:30pm Children Frida Competition
5pm through 5:30pm Diego/Frida Competition
6pm through 7pm Adult Frida Competition
La Raza Galería Posada hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11am to 6 pm. Hours subject to change.
About La Raza Galería Posada: LRGP is a non-profit, multi disciplinary cultural center and public space serving the Sacramento community, offering Latino/Chicano and Native arts exhibitions, art education programs, workshops, films and concerts and serves as a community gathering place. La Raza Galería Posada is located at the Miller Art Complex, 2700 Front Street, Sacramento, California. 95818. Office: 916¬446¬5133. Full event calendar details available at www.lrgp.org
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