Family Day: Celebrating the Exhibition

Past Event

To celebrate the new exhibition, Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado, families are invited to explore traditions from various regions of Mexico. Hands-on activities and programs for all ages include art-making, games, folk artist demonstrations, and a son jarocho performance by Conjunto Tenocelomeh.

9:30 am – 2:00 pm

- Free shuttle rides are available to guests 10 years and older who'd like to take a quick trip behind the pink walls of Sunnylands to view the Mexican column in front of Walter and Leonore Annenberg’s midcentury modern home.  (Entry into the house will not be permitted.)

- Create paper stars inspired by the Alborada festival – Studio

- Participate in the creation of a community mural with local artist, Luiz Castro. Luiz has created several murals around the Coachella Valley. He has also worked with the Palm Springs Unified School District through their murals program and the Art with Heart enrichment program.

- Folk artists in the gardens:

  • Conchita Pozar – The magical needle, traditional Purépecha embroidery. The González Pozar family of the Coachella Valley is at the forefront of efforts to preserve this ancient art.
  • Natividad González – Purépecha ceramic sculpture and embroidery
  • Yesenia Pozar- Cross stitch embroidery of the Purépecha tradition
  • Raíces Cultura – The tradition of mojigangas, giant puppets. Raices Cultura is a non-profit institution whose mission is to create a space for artistic and cultural expression, to promote healthy communities, and to strengthen the voice of the Eastern Coachella Valley.

11:00 am

- Learn about and enjoy a performance of Son Jarocho music by Conjunto Tenocelomeh. The Son Jarocho of southern Veracruz is a dynamic variation of the musical/dance genre known as the Son Mexicano. This folk music style emerged during the colonial period and is a mix of Spanish, Indigenous, and African music and dance.

Conjunto Tenocelomeh – The San Fernando Valley-based group has performed throughout the USA and Mexico and conducted workshops and lectures in an effort to preserve the folk music and dance of son jarocho.