Bridging the bi-national gap in the arts


By Kimberly Rene’ Vanecek

The Consulate General of Mexico is taking strides to preserve the rich and colorful heritage of its ancestors and share some of Mexico’s greatest artists. Located in Downtown El Paso on San Antonio Avenue, the consulate has filled 2014 with over 50 events showcasing diverse yet comprehensive cultural programs. The upcoming events include ballets, musical performances, visual art exhibits, book readings and a film series.

“We want to create a balance of established artists and artists that are on the brink of great things. The idea is to give them an opportunity to showcase their work at an international level,” said Karina Bugarini, cultural attaché for the Consulate General of Mexico. “We are bringing in artisans from throughout Mexico and allowing them to show what rich culture our heritage has to share.”

Part of that culture can be viewed through the contemporary works from sculptor Sebastian, visual artist Margarita Cabrera, the instrumental music of Matias Carbajal’s jazz ensemble, dancers Jacqueline Lopez and Fernando Dominguez and poet and essayist Sergio Mondragón.

To read more about this story pick up a copy of The Art Avenue at Tabla on 115 S. Durango St. in Downtown El Paso.

Photographs courtesy of The Consulate General of Mexico, Alex Cardona & Laura Bustillos

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