Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Manos De Méxicanos: New Red Hook Gallery Features Work Of Mexican Artisans

(photos courtesy of Manos De México)
Manos De Méxicanos Grand Opening In Red Hook
Supporting An Endangered Species
Mexican Artisans
Manos de Méxicanos (By Mexican Hands), a brand new Red Hook waterfront gallery, featuring the work of Mexican artisans, will officially open its doors to the public for the first time this coming Saturday.  The gallery was founded by Steve Tarpin of “Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie” and his wife Victoria.  They write: 
"The mission of the new endeavor is to build a link between the people of New York and artisans of Mexico that are striving to carry on ancient artisan traditions established generations ago. As a result, Steve and Vitoria hope that through the display and sale of their work, more resources can be driven to artisan communities currently threatened by struggling local economies. This new business in indeed a labor of love and inspired by their extensive travel throughout Mexico and Victoria’s own Mexican roots."
Grand Opening, December 3rd, 2011
204 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
From 2:00 until 6:00 PM
****RSVP to info@manosdemexicanos.com 
Reception menu being worked on by guest Puebla chef, Ms. Flora Pinera
On display, Zapotec weavings from Fidel Cruz, barro bruñido from Elsa Balderas, ceramics from the Aguilar Sisters, alebrijes, talavera, policromado, paper maché and more.  Guest musical appearance by Radio Jarocho, with special guest Patricio Hidalgo.
Work from some of the great existing Mexican artisans will be for sale and on display, traditional Mexican food and drink will be served and a general fiesta-like atmosphere will ensue. All proceeds from the opening (sales and donations) will go direct to the re-purchase of works from the artisans.

Sounds like a lovely way to spend a Saturday.  Don't miss it.

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