Ladies and Gentlemen,
K Space Contemporary proudly presents !Viva La Lucha!, an art exhibition of epic proportions that focuses on the rich tradition of Mexican freestyle wrestling known as “Lucha Libre”. Lucha Libre and “Los Luchadores” (the energetic, high-flying, men and women wrestlers who practice this daring art form) have been popular in Mexico since the early 20th century and many “enmascarados” (masked wrestlers) have achieved iconic status as superheroes of the ring and of the movie screen.
Colorful, passionate, skillful and as dramatic as any Mexican daytime novella, Lucha Libre is not only wrestling and entertainment, but a cultural phenomenon that is sweeping the USA and much of the world today. This fantastic art exhibition showcasing artists from all across South Texas, will capture the brilliant spirit of Lucha Libre, honor Los Luchadores who practice it and thank the people who keep its cultural traditions alive. !Viva La Lucha!
- Oct. 6: Opening reception with ArtWalk
- Oct. 28: Dia de los Muertos Festival
- Oct. 6 – Nov. 17: Exhibition Dates
Ex Votos on Display Oct. 28 through Nov. 17:
Regular Hours: Wed. through Sat., 11am to 5 pm
Other: Oct. 28 – 3 pm to Midnight, and Nov. 3 – 11am to 9 pm.
In light of the recent catastrophes in our region and beyond, K Space Contemporary is hosting an Ex Votos show that will be displayed in the entrance nook of the gallery during our Dia de los Muertos Festival. Ex Votos are small votive paintings that contain a narrative (story-telling) image with a message of thanksgiving for prayers granted.
Extravagancia de Piñatas
K Space Contemporary will host the 7th Annual Extravagancia de Piñatas exhibition and competition for youth in conjunction with our annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. Local K-12 teachers were invited to create piñatas with their youth groups, classes, and/or after-school clubs.
- Oct. 25-Nov. 17: Exhibition Dates in main gallery of K Space Contemporary
- Oct. 28, 3 pm to midnight: Dia de los Muertos Festival.
- Nov. 4: Voting ends (Voting allowed Oct. 25 – Nov. 4)
- Nov. 10: Winners announced on website, Facebook and emailed to group leaders