Celebrate Christmas 2012 at La Placita Olvera

By Al Borde NewsDecember 8, 2011Edúcate
The holiday season at El Pueblo de Los Angeles is very special: music, food, art, culture, piñatas and, of course, La Virgen de Guadalupe’s Celebration! This year, La Casa del Distrito Federal en California co-sponsors “The Binational Exhibition of Art Inspired by La Virgen de Guadalupe” (Friday, December 9 through Sunday, January 15), which includes art by Jose Jaime, Elizabeth Carranza, Carlos Roda, Celso Barcena, Francisco Vasquez, Isaac Hernandez, Luis Garcia, Susan Diaz Rivera, and many more.

This exhibition displays works from artists from all around Los Angeles, the Southwest and Mexico, each one unique in its interpretation of La Virgen de Guadalupe as a symbol of faith, love, culture, family or home. Through their paintings, watercolors, photographs, sculptures and even computer-generated images, each artist shares how La Virgen has impacted their life.

Other highlights of the holiday season at El Pueblo de Los Angeles include: La Virgen de Guadalupe’s Celebration on Olvera Street, Sunday/Monday, December 11 & 12 with an overnight vigil; Las Posadas, nightly between December 16 and 24, with entertainment beginning at 5:30 pm, piñata breaking at 6:30 pm, a procession at 7:30 pm; and Los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) on the evening of January 6.

The Mexican Cultural Institute is located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Olvera Street Los Angeles – El Pueblo, CA 90012.