"Latino Folktales: Cuentos Populares - Art by Latino Artists" and Artist/Illustrators"

Oct 12, 2012

Las Cruces – October 12, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Director of Las Cruces Museum of Art, Lisa Pugh to tell us more about the museum’s two current exhibitions featuring works of award-winning illustrators and artists. “Latino Folktales: Cuentos Populares – Art by Latino Artists” and “Artist/Illustrator” will be on display through Saturday, November 24th at the Las Cruces Museum of Art.

Folktales have been around from the beginning of man in all cultures throughout the world. One story In the Latino culture, which has been told since the Spaniards came to the new world, is about the weeping woman, “La Llorona.” The story changes depending on the era and region and continues to be told even into modern times.

Also featured on this edition is KRWG-FM Operations Manager, Edmundo Resendez, with readings about two popular local folk stories.

The Las Cruces Museum is located at 491 N. Main Street, next to the Branigan Cultural Center. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.