Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibits up in Galleries 1 and 2!

[/caption] Mehr Singh Co-Sports Editor As many have you may have seen in gallery one and two, a new exhibit of Diego’s Rivera and Frida Kahlo’s work is showcased to celebrate Latin American History Month. This cultural exhibit was brought to Latin due to the new partnership with the National Museum of Mexican Art. As Ms. Ross states, “The first activity of the partnership was to bring in struggling Mexican artists as well as the exhibit of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.” A few days ago, Latin students had the opportunity to meet with Mexican artists and even purchase their work. A variety of artists came in, including a weaver, a woodcarver, and an embroiderer. In the spirit of celebrating the Latin American History Month the artists brought in “day of the dead” painted ceramics and candy such as chocolate and sugar skulls, items the artists knew could lure any Latin student in! The selling of the art was brought to further emphasize the exhibits up of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two of the most revered Mexican artists. In gallery two Diego’s Rivera’s mural painting work, entitled “Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park” is displayed. His work clearly portrays the Mexican culture and explains why Diego Rivera is considered the most famous mural painter of Mexico. Diego Rivera’s wife, Frida Kahlo, also has her work showcased in gallery one. Unlike her husband, Frida Kahlo’s work places more emphasis on self-portraits and surrealism. Interestingly, both husband and wife embody a common theme through their work: the Mexican culture and the struggle of the working class. While everyone enjoys these two exhibits, plans for two more professional exhibits from Addington gallery are being organized! Upcoming PIEA contest for students interested in art: Students can participate in the PIEA (Photo Imaging Education Association) contest if they are part of the photography program at Latin, either through a club or a photography class with Ms. Ross. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 3rd. A form will be posted on Romanet soon or can be picked up from Ms.Ross. Ms. Ross recommends students to “start printing for the contest!” For more pictures click [gallery] ]]>