Symphony of Color Exhibit (Wixarica/Huichol Art)
Jan 19, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Symphony of Color is comprised of a collection of over 40 musical instruments that have been decorated with colorful beads by artisans from the Wixárika community, also known as Huicholes. Each musical instrument is a depiction of the Wixárika culture and art and is deeply embedded with their beliefs. The Hermes Music Foundation supports the Wixárika community by employing the Wixárika artists, selling the instruments and returning the funds to their community.
“The pieces in Symphony of Color are bound to inspire our community and our youth, as the experience goes beyond the exhibit itself and into the programming of our educational department. This exhibit aligns inherently with the mission of the IMAS, promoting a deeper appreciation of the arts and sciences through culture and artistic enlightenment. We believe this collection will inspire and resonate with each and every visitor,” says Anastasia Perez, IMAS Development and Marketing Director.
The exhibit is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Charles Clark Chevrolet Co., and Clark Knapp Honda.
Symphony of Color was organized by the Hermes Music Foundation through the support of the Secretaria de Cultura en Mexico and the Festival de Música Contemporánea para un Mundo Mejor.
Symphony of Color will be on display from January 19 through June 30, 2019. Admission is free for IMAS members and included with the price of regular admission.
Mcallen, TX 78504