Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dia de Los Muertos



Artist and political cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) is best known for his calavera caricatures, in particular, Calavera Garbancera, more commonly known as “La Catrina.”

La Catrina was meant as mockery of Mexico’s high society and a protest of the Porfiriato, the regime of Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz, whose repressive ways led to the Mexican Revolution commanded by Emiliano Zapata... and Francisco Villa. Posada was ridiculing Mexicans, who like Díaz, shunned their own Indianness for the Victorian styles of the day. Díaz was eventually exiled to France, and the demands of Zapata and Villa were incorporated into the Mexican Constitution.

Posada’s many other calavera caricatures depicted the daily lives of campesinos and common folk, which endeared him to many. His work inspired generations of Mexicans. From Orozco and Rivera, to a countless number of contemporary artists, Posada’s influence is still felt.  In recent years, Posada’s calavera caricatures have been incorporated intoMexico’s Día de Muertos celebrations.  Special thanks to ENLACE for volunteering their time for the Downtown celebration in Farmington on Saturday, November 1!




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Congratulations! Farmington Public Library

2014 Estela and Raúl Mora Award Winners

2014 Mora Award Winner:
Sioux Center Public Library
Sioux Center, IA
Press release: English   Spanish
2014 Honor Winners
Brownsville Independent School District, TX
Farmington Public Library, NM
Puyallup Public Library, WA

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Noche de Cuentos on the Rio Grande

Thursday, October 23
Along the banks of the Rio Grande!
Noche de Cuentos "Luminarias for Literacy"
Gateway Park near Hispanic Cultural Center
5:30pm to 7pm

Bilingual Storyteller, Steven Pla
FREE!

Dia de Los Muertos