This Tuesday afternoon, the Rubio Gallery became a headquarters for the life twinning between the cities of Mazatlán, Sinaloa and Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato through the exhibition “Identity and Heritage: Dolores Hidalgo, Cradle of the Independence of Mexico.”
The inauguration of this event was headed by Luis Guillermo “El Químico” Benitez Torres, Mayor of Mazatlán and by Miguel Ángel Rayas Ortiz, Mayor of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato; In addition, Yazmín Villanueva, President of the Dolores Hidalgo DIF System, and José Ángel Tostado Quevedo, director of the Municipal Instituto de Cultura, Torismo y Arte de Mazatlán, were also present.
Through four nuclei (“Altar pieces dedicated to the Lord of the afflicted”, “Paraphernalia of the National Holidays”, “Pottery Heritage of the Father of the Nation” and “Photographs of the Prodigal Son of the Cradle of Independence: José Alfredo Jiménez) This exhibition became the ideal vehicle for the citizens of Mazatlán to come into contact with some of the most outstanding elements of the Dolorense culture.
First, the sensitivity of the El Llanito community is captured in 20 votive offerings, promises of faith turned into images, images that collect the tragedies, pain and gratitude of anonymous artisans who between 1877 and 1977 have shown their devotion in this fantastic popular expression.
Afterwards, attendees will be able to contemplate six posters in which, between images and words, the traditions, emotions, beliefs and speeches that Dolores Hidalgo has created around the celebration of the National Holidays have been collected, remembering that it was in this heroic place where Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla gave the cry of independence on September 16, 1810.
Subsequently, the images of José Alfredo Jiménez (donated by the Jiménez Gálvez family) a key figure in Mexican popular culture who bequeathed the famous “Corrido de Mazatlán” to the Mazatlecos, allow us to remember how that precocious young man who from the age of 14 composed his, went on to become the greatest legend of ranchera music and one of the most beloved and celebrated artists in the history of our country.
Finally, the section “Pottery and ceramics” creates an encounter with the exquisiteness of the master craftsmen of Dolores Hidalgos, a sum of pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary techniques that have earned them international awards and recognitions and that arrived at the port in the form of lottery card, calaveras, vases, hearts, fine pottery and ceramic tableware.
The exhibition “Identity and Heritage: Dolores, Hidalgo, Cradle of the Independence of Mexico” will remain at the Angela Peralta Gallery until December 15 and will be open to the public from 10 am to 2:00 pm and from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.