When discussing Mexican travels, the first places to come to mind are usually border towns and touristy vacation beach spots. But Mexico is a large country with a rich culture rooted in Mexico City, the second most populous city in the world.
“Much like Hollywood here in the states, [Mexico City] dictates much of popular culture for Mexico and beyond,” says contributing artist Rogelio Gutierrez of the metropolis that inspired “Trazo Urbano: Contemporary Printmaking from Mexico in Arizona.” The art show is comprised of two parts: a permanent exhibition in Mexico City, and a traveling set of works that will reach places as distant as France and Colombia. The show’s contributors were asked to make printmaking pieces using anything but paper, resulting in gorgeous mixed media pieces that include video and sculptures.
Explore Mexico City for free at 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Night Gallery, 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, in Tempe. Call 480-966-9338 or visit www.tempemarketplace.com/nightgallery.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Starts: March 7. Continues through March 30, 2014