Winter Read Kickoff and Artist Reception: “Las Catrinas: A Celebration of Mexican Culture”

Thu, Feb 2nd, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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6:00pm - 7:30pm

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The Community Library

The Community Library
208-726-3493

Join us as we kick off the 2023 Winter Read of Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine.

We’ll be opening a new exhibit, giving away books, enjoying live music from Damian Rodriguez and treats, and sharing how you can participate in this community-wide read!

The exhibit, “Las Catrinas: A Celebration of Mexican Culture,” features the exceptional papier-mâché art of Mexican artist Carlos Lecanda and showcases a variety of traditional characters with an exclusive art piece inspired by Fajardo-Anstine’s stories, all crafted with intricate detail and expert technique.

Carlos Lecanda, who will join us for the event, is a skilled and highly regarded artist who has been creating beautiful and expressive papier-mâché art for many years and has received numerous public acclaim for its craftsmanship and cultural significance. The exhibit is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, as expressed through the art of catrinas. These elegantly dressed skeletons are a popular theme in Mexican art and folklore, and are often used to honor the deceased and celebrate the cycle of life. Lecanda has captured the essence of these characters in a way that is both beautiful and thought-provoking.

The exhibit will be open to the public from January 30 through Spring 2023.

The Winter Read is a community-wide read and collaboration with the Hailey Public Library, Bellevue Public Library, and Stanley Community Library. Read more about the Winter Read and upcoming events here.

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