Idabel, OK (April 19, 2018)—The event is a follow-up to the Museum’s popular 2017 event, Cinco de Vino. The program is scheduled for May 19, at 6:00 pm, in the Mary H. Herron Community Conference Center. The class is $45 and is cosponsored by Girls Gone Wine of Hochatown. The fee covers everything needed to make a masterpiece—step-by-step instructions, painting supplies, food, and of course, wine. The class will be led by Jackie Ferguson, a nationally-recognized artist who lives in Haworth. Aspiring painters and/or wine aficionados can register online or calling (580) 286 – 3616.
Attendees will draw inspiration from traditional Mexican folk-art or artesanía. Mexican folk-art is made up of brightly-colored, decorative objects designed for everyday use. The tradition is rooted in the country’s many pre-Hispanic cultures. However, over the years, artesanía has been influenced by numerous European, Arabic and even Asian cultures. It remains a key component of Mexico’s national identity. Many artists continue to use the same methods and materials that their ancestors did. Moreover, artesanía’s utilitarian nature helps keep “traditional” art a part of everyday life. It’s also a part of Mexico’s thriving tourism industry and is often exported around the world.