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March 28, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alameda watercolor artist, Margaret Fago, heads to the city of San Luis Potosì, Mexico, to document the largest traditional Easter festival, "Semana Santa."
San Luis Potosì is an old colonial silver mining town established by the Spanish in 1592. Semana Santa is rooted in Spain and the highlight of the week long celebration is the Procession of Silence, on the evening of Good Friday.
Also on the itinerary is a visit to the village of Real de Catorce, once an abandoned mining town now revived as an artist colony and spiritual center for local people.
Margaret Fago and her husband, Fred, will document the festival and their travels through photographs, paintings and writing.
This project is an offshoot of a recent exhibition at Alameda's Frank Bette Center for the Arts of artist and cultural preservationist, Miguel Guerrero Diaz. Diaz's trip was made possible through the generosity of Dick Davis and the Wilmette Art Guild of Chicago.
Davis commissioned Diaz to document and thereby preserve the disappearing indigenous culture of the native peoples of Mexico, particularly life in Diaz's indigenous Nahuatl village in the mountains near Zacatlan.
These interconnections bring the Fagos to Mexico from April 12 to 30. They will also record their experiences in a travel blog.
See more about Diaz's show at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts.
For more information: visit www.frankbettecenter.org. For pre- and post-trip interviews about the project and the trip, contact Margaret Fago directly: email@example.com.