“La Catrinas: A Celebration of Mexican Culture”
Join us as we kick off the 2023 Winter Read of Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine.
We’ll be opening a new exhibit, giving away books, and sharing how you can participate in this community-wide read!
The exhibit, “La Catrinas: A Celebration of Mexican Culture,” features the exceptional paper mache art of Mexican artist Carlos Lecanda and showcases a variety of traditional characters with an exclusive art piece inspired by Fajardo-Anstine’s stories, all crafted with intricate detail and expert technique.
Carlos Lecanda is a skilled and highly regarded artist who has been creating beautiful and expressive paper mache art for many years and has received numerous public acclaim for its craftsmanship and cultural significance. The exhibit is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, as expressed through the art of Catrinas. These elegantly dressed skeletons are a popular theme in Mexican art and folklore, and are often used to honor the deceased and celebrate the cycle of life. Lecanda has captured the essence of these characters in a way that is both beautiful and thought-provoking.
The exhibit will be open to the public from January 30 through late March.
The Winter Read is a community-wide read and collaboration with the Hailey Public Library, Bellevue Public Library, and Stanley Community Library. Read more about the Winter Read and upcoming events here.