Art exhibit and concert rich in Upper Rio Grande culture


Celebrate the resonant history of music and art surrounding the upper Rio Grande region. Hilos Culturales and Adams State College present two events designed to educate and entertain -- the "Desde Ayer" art exhibit and the Hilos Culturales Concert, an evening of regional music and folk dance entertainment.

The concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4, at the Adams State College Theatre Building, will include La Familia Vigil; Rose Vialpando and her uncle Salomon Lopez showcasing "ranchera" music; and the family trio, Glenda Maes, her son Luís Madrid and his cousin Joseph Arellano, known for their "serenata" music tradition.

Other performers include the folkdance group Los Coloniales; the Southwest Musicians of Westminster, Colo., and Roberto Martinez and his son Lorenzo Martínez and Tony Orduno. Antonia Apodaca and Fr. Alfonso Muniz will be recognized during the concert with the Premio Hilos Culturales, the Traditional Folk Artist Award. Tickets are $10 per person (limited seating), and are available for purchase at Adams State Office of Extended Studies, Papers of Distinction and SLV Federal Bank.

The exhibit, "Desde Ayer", displayed throughout August in the ASC Community Partnerships Gallery, will include photographs, narrative highlights and musical collections of twenty contributing participants. A community reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 3. The gallery hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information call 719-587-7671 .