Cultura Tejida: An Exhibition of Traditional Mexican Embroidery and Textiles
September 18 – October 23, 2015
Reception: September 26th, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
223 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75208
Discover the beauty and artistry of traditional clothing from across Mexico with Cultura Tejida. This collection of embroidered and woven pieces presents a sample of various styles and influences brought by other cultures as well as the environment. Come and experience the diversity that makes up the unique culture of embroidery and textiles of Mexico.
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will host a reception for the Cultura Tejida on September 26, from 5:30pm-8:00pm with a brief Folklorico performance by Alegre Ballet Folklorico at 6:30pm. Exhibit will be on display from September 18, 2015 – October 23, 2015.
About the Curator
Pedro Perez II, founder and director of Alegre Ballet Folklorico, has been involved in the Folklorico culture for 30 years. Born and raised in Oak Cliff, Texas, Pedro has always had a love for the artistry and beauty of Mexican and Latino Culture. In May 1988, Pedro’s parents found Manuel and Guadalupe “Wally” Godinez and the Ballet Folklorico Hispano de Dallas, thus beginning his career in Ballet Folklorico. In 1993, Pedro went on to establish Alegre Ballet Folklorico. Along with dance and choreography, Pedro has taken on the task of designing and making several of Alegre’s costumes. Outside of Alegre, he has worked with TeCo Theatrical Productions as a costume designer, stage manager, actor, as well as teaching in schools and recreation centers throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth area.