Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Mexic-Arte Museum is excited to be part of the 21st Annual Austin Museum Day. The citywide celebration invites the community to enjoy free access to exhibits and activities in participating museums around Austin. Over forty institutions will be offering special programming for visitors throughout the day.
Mexic-Arte Museum will be hosting a special artist workshop with the 2018 Viva la Vida Festival Artist in Residence, KUNIKLO. Art activities will highlight this year's theme of “Alebrijes”, fantastical creatures of Mexican folklore—most recently featured in Disney-Pixar’s movie Coco. KUNIKLO will guide visitors (of all ages) through the creation of decorative masks and alebrije caterpillars using recycled materials.
In addition to the artist workshop, the Paramount Theatre Education team will hold a special story-time reading of The Remembering Day by Pat Mora. This special bilingual picture book for children creates an origin myth that imagines how the Mexican custom of remembering deceased loved ones – El Día de los Muertos – came to be. Paramount Education will also be giving away tickets to see Tomás and the Library Lady, coming to the Paramount on October 21. This bilingual musical celebrates literacy and is based on the popular children’s book by author, Pat Mora.
KUNIKLO is an artist collective working in music, theater, costume, painting, video, sculpture and dance. It is comprised of Diego Mireles Duran, Chereya Esters, Olivia Warner, Jose Luis Sanabria, and Luis Gabriel Sanabria. The collective's practice centers on themes of nature, culture, rituals, and investigations into literary and philosophical theory. KUNIKLO has exhibited at the MECA International Art Fair in Puerto Rico as well as locally at Museum of Human Achievement and will be creating an Alebrije inspired kinetic sculpture for the 2018 Viva La Vida Parade.