Lecture – Steve Thompson – The Mexican Tradition of Day of the Dead

Pink Icon Man - Lecture Event Date(s): 03/09/2017     Time: 2:00 am - 3:00 am


Leading into the three-day Magic of Mexican Artistry event scheduled at the museum for March 10-12, Steve Thompson, an expert on Mexican culture and art, will speak on Mexican traditions including The Day of the Dead tradition – its roots and its importance to the people of Oaxaca and other indigenous areas of Mexico.

Thompson is a  co-founder of DeSilva Imports, a California company that imports into the U.S. pottery from Mata Ortiz and wood carvings from Oaxaca, as wSteve Thompsonell as fine handcrafted Mexican jewelry. Steve is the promoter who brings the artists up from Mexico every year for our annual “Magic of Mexican Artistry” event.

The lecture begins at 2:00. Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.

Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.

Please, no smoking on the property.

Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.

Buy a raffle ticket! As a Self-supporting organization that receives no federal, state, or local funding, we rely on revenues generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. As one of our fundraisers, at each week’s lecture we raffle off an item from our gift shop, usually something that is related to the lecture topic for the day. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.

Don’t forget to buy some tickets for this season’s special fundraising raffle of an exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set created by the renowned Native 2016-2017 Season fundraising raffle prize - exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set handmade by renowned Native American master silversmith Tommy Jackson.American Navajo Silversmith

Tommy Jackson. Tommy’s jewelry is considered to be “investment quality” jewelry and is collected by many discerning collectors. Tickets will be on sale at all of our events, with the drawing to be held at the conclusion of our lecture series finale musical concert featuring Ron and Tara Houser.You need not be present to win this raffle.

We appreciate your support and participation in our raffle fundraisers.

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