Understandably, Arizona’s own stories are woven with not only those of its indigenous people but also contemporary and traditional folklore of a vast, eclectic population.
“Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares,” the month-old exhibition at the Heard Museum, is the marriage of modern and the long-established through 60 visually diverse, animated paintings depicting tales from Mexico and Latin America. The majority originated during the post-European era but have a clear Native influence.
Those interested in hearing a tale or two are in luck, with two Saturday readings by community leaders. Kathy "Crafy Chica" Cano-Murrillo reads First Tortilla on Saturday, November 16. Michelle Ivette Ponce, executive director of downtown’s 1Spot Gallery, reads The Bossy Gallito on Saturday, November 23.
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Region: Central Phoenix
The exhibition is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, November 14, at 2301 North Central Avenue. Admission is $18 for adults. Visit www.heard.org or call 602-252-8840.