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Mexican art exhibited in Bernhard Center

Feb. 2, 2005

KALAMAZOO--An art exhibit called "El Arte Popular Mexicano: Folk Art of Mexico" will be on display from Feb. 10 to March 10 in the first floor lobby of the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts traveling exhibit highlights the rich history of Mexico and its art, people and culture from the 19th century to present day. It features 20 original works, including beautiful ceramics from Mata Ortiz, visionary "yarn paintings" by the Huichol Indians and satirical cartoon prints by Jose Guadalupe Posada as well as artifacts that celebrate the Day of the Dead.

The exhibit is part of the KIA's Hispanic Arts Initiative, a long-range project designed to build greater awareness of Hispanic art and artists. WMU's Division of Multicultural Affairs and Bernhard Center are sponsoring its showing on campus. For more information, contact Miguel Ramirez assistant director in the Center for Student Learning and Development, at (269) 387-3317 or <miguel.ramirez@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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