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Thursday, October 24, 2013

An Art Tribute to José Guadalupe Posada @ Artes de Mexico en Utah & Utah Cultural Celebration Center (WVC: Oct 23 - Nov 7)


Date:               October 21, 2013

Contact:          Aaron Crim, Public Relations Director, (801) 963-3466 (media use only)
                        Susan Vogel, Director, Artes de Mexico en Utah:artesmexicoutah@gmail.com

An Art Tribute to José Guadalupe Posada, the Mexican Printmaker Responsible for the Popularity of Skeletons in US Culture Today

WHAT:           25 contemporary artists pay homage to printmaker José Guadalupe Posada, creator of the “skeleton figure” made popular by Day of the Dead celebrations held throughout Mexico and many other parts of the world.
WHEN:           October 23 to November 7
                        Mon – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (or by arrangement)

WHERE:         Utah Cultural Celebration Center
                        1355 West 3100 South
WHO:              Everyone is invited to the Posada exhibit FREE of charge.

WHY:              In partnership with Artes de Mexico en Utah and the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City, the Utah Cultural Celebration Center is pleased to present “Tribute to Jose Guadalupe Posada”, a collection of contemporary images by artists all over Latin America honoring 20th Century Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, the father of Mexican printmaking and the creator of the iconic images of skeletons popular in U.S. culture today.

José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913used skeletons in the political cartoons he created in Mexico City at the turn of the last century. His most famous is La Catrina, a fancy Victorian woman skeleton. Utah-born Mexican muralist and printmaker Pablo O'Higgins (born Paul Higgins,1904) helped save Posada's prints in the 1920's and publish the first book on Posada. Curated in Mexico, “Tribute to Jose Guadalupe Posada” is an exhibit of colorful, exuberant posters created by talented contemporary artists and designers from all over Latin American in honor of Posada.

For more information about this and other exhibits or events at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, please call 801-965-5100 or visitwww.culturalcelebration.org, ‘like’ us on facebook atfacebook.com/CulturalCelebration or follow us on twitter @WVCUCCC. For more information on Posada and Artes de México en Utah please visitwww.artesdemexicoenutah.org or like us on Facebook, Artes de México en Utah.

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