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Poetry Reading Inspired by the Visual Arts by acclaimed Poet and Art critic RICARDO PAU-LLOSA

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The Mexican Cultural Institute and the Consulate of Mexico  in New Orleans are pleased to present a
Poetry reading and Gallery talk by acclaimed Cuban-American Poet and Art critic RICARDO PAU-LLOSA
in conjunction with the current exhibition 
“Reflection and the DiasporicEpic” by artist Piki Mendizabal 

on August 24, 2018
5:30 to 7:30 pm 

901 Convention Center Blvd. Suite 118
New Orleans, LA 
Entrance to the Institute's gallery is through Higgins Street



Pau-Llosa was born into a working-class family in Havana. In 1960 Pau-Llosa fled Cuba with his parents, older sister, and maternal grandmother — all of whom emerge in his autobiographical poems of exile and remembrance. He graduated from Belén Jesuit Preparatory High School in Miami in 1971, and went on to major in English (literature) at various universities, among them Florida International University (BA, 1974), Florida Atlantic University (MA, 1976), and the University of Florida (1978–1981).
His first book of poetry, Sorting Metaphors (Anh…

Reflection and the Diasporic Epic by artist Piki Mendizabal

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The Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans are pleased to present the exhibition Reflection and the Diasporic Epic by artist Piki Mendizabal.
Mexico, Cuba and New Orleans shared a strong cultural bond throughout history. This cultural bond makes New Orleans a warm multicultural and welcoming place for people of Latin-American countries that for many reasons have come to called it home. Reflection and the Diasporic Epic by Piki Mendizabal is an exhibition that resonates to the immigration experience in New Orleans. This exhibition is a visual narrative that echoes to every single immigrant, who has to follow the painful path to leave their homeland to become part of a different one without failing to keep and embrace their own culture in a new place.
Piki Mendizabal is an artist born in La Habana, Cuba in 1982. His work focuses on the daily life of the Old Havana. He works in painting, drawing, printmaking. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro…

Octeto Sicarú Guitar Ensemble with Nicholas Ciraldo at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans

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June 12, 2018 7:00 to 8:30 pm Marigny Opera House 725 St. Ferdinand Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

Octeto Sicarú Guitar Ensemble with Nicholas Ciraldo
The decorated Octeto Sicarú makes its Marigny Opera House debut with a program of 20th century through contemporary Mexican guitar music on a set of eight hand-carved guitars that travel with their luthier. The Octet is joined by celebrated American Classical Guitarist Nicholas Ciraldo for Julio César Oliva’s México de mis sueños.  Ciraldo is an Associate Professor of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi, has played in Boston’s Jordan Hall, Berlin’s Berliner Dom, and Curitiba’s Teatro José Maria Santos, and won numerous international guitar competitions.

This Mexican guitar ensemble was established in 2010. The Octeto Sicarú has performed in Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Uruguay, and the United States. In 2013, American guitarist William Kanengiser joined Octeto Sicarú to perform Shingo Fujii’s Co…

IMPRESSIONS by NEW PERSPECTIVES: Works of Newman Students Inspired by Latin-American Art

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans, the Isidore Newman School, and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation are pleased to present the exhibition
IMPRESSIONS by NEW PERSPECTIVES Works by Newman students inspired by Latin-American Art
Opening Reception May 17, 2018 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans 901 Convention Center Blvd., Suite 118
(entrance to the Institute is through Andrew Higgins Street)




The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans celebrated its opening on Saturday, April 21, 2018

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation were pleased to organized the Inauguration Ceremony of the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans, on April 21, 2018. 
The ceremony was presided over by his Excellency the Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, Carlos Ponce, Consul of Mexico, Ileana Suquet, President of the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, highlighting the current exhibition “Decoding the Purity of an Icon” by Mexican-American artist Belinda Flores-Shinshillas. 
The exhibit marks the opening program for the Mexican Cultural Institute.
http://www.nola.com/nolamundo/2018/04/mexican_cultural_institute_ope.html













MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE at INSIDE THE ARTS with DIANE MACK

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MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE  at INSIDE THE ARTS  with DIANE MACK
Click on link to listen to the interview: DECODING THE PURITY OF AN ICON at INSIDE THE ARTS

JAMMIN' ON JULIA | 5 de MAYO

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The Mexican Cultural Institute is pleased to present the  JALISCO MARIACHI  in the Arts District New Orleans' Jammin' on Julia
May 5, 2018 6:00 to 11:00 pm