Municipal President Arturo Sanmiguel Cantu, with the Consul General of Mexico in Laredo, Texas, Juan Carlos Mendoza Sánchez and the Consul of the United States in Nuevo Laredo, Dina Kim, inaugurated the ‘VI Binational Plastic Arts Show 2021’ titled ‘People Off the Border: Laredos Region’.
The opening took place this Friday, August 6 in the exhibition gallery of Estación Palabra ‘Gabriel García Márquez’ to promote cultural identity on the border of the United States and Mexico; It includes a total of 31 works of painting and photography.
In his message, the mayor said that a good bilateral relationship is very important for both sides, which not only merges into a commercial exchange, but goes even further, because of a history of identity and belonging.
“Today we are showcasing it through this binational plastic art model, where we value not only the talent but also the creativity of those who have always united us through this art form. Of course, we are destined not only for the geographical location, but by the will of those of us who inhabit this piece of border land,” said Sanmiguel Canto.
In this context, Mendoza Sánchez reasoned for the exhibition titled ‘Gente de la Frontera: Laredos Region’, which includes 21 artists from Nuevo Laredo, 10 from Laredo, Texas and 1 from Matamoros.
“This year we consulted with the municipality of Nuevo Laredo and we reached a complete consensus that the issue of the border people was great for this year that we are still in a pandemic, hence the theme of this exhibition, or of this meeting. exhibition, it is the people, because in the end they are the engines of all the issues on the agenda ”, emphasized the consul.
Following the message, the two officials visited the exhibition with United States Consul Dina Kim, where some of the artists gave an explanation of their work.
The exhibition will be open at the ‘Estación Palabra’ until August 30, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., from Tuesday to Saturday with free admission.
And from September 8 to 30, the show will take place at Casa Estudio, Texas, at the Mexican Cultural Institute of Laredo, Texas, located on the first floor of ‘The Outlet Shops’. Also present at the opening ceremony were the Secretary of Education, Culture and Sport, Miguel Jauregui Salazar; Director of Arts and Culture, Alfonso Peredo Ramos; and Coordinator of the Cultural Center, Rosa del Carmen Contreras Ramoso
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