El Cinco de Mayo de 1862: The day Mexico was born

Posted May 8th, 2014 by Melissa E. Kuhl  Category: Community Interest


In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of May 5th, the factory of talavera Uriarte in collaboration with the Universidad de las Americas Puebla, invited 38 artists to create unique pieces of art in talavera, a type of majolica earthenware. The factory of Uriarte was founded in 1824 in Puebla, Mexico.
The talavera are glazed or enameled ceramics. The original potters came from the prestigious house of Talavera de la Reina which originated in Toledo, Spain.
The 3 exhibits in Toledo commemorate 5 de Mayo and its significance to Puebla and how it is celebrated in the United States. Twelve Ceramic Art pieces will be on display at each of the three Toledo venues: Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, Maumee Valley Country Day School and Main Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.
Raul Bringas Nostti, University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico, will speak at Mauumee Valley Country Day School at 1:20pm on May 5th about Cinco de Mayo or the Day Mexico was Born. He will give a presentation at the Toledo Lucas Co. Public Library at 4:30pm and a video about how the art forms were made at Uriarte Talavera Tile Company will be at 5:00pm.
Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center (SQACC), the Toledo Public Library, and Maumee Valley Country Day School are working together to exhibit the Uriarte Talavera Tile Company Ceramic Art Exhibit from April 7, 2014 through May 24, 2014 at the following venues:
The Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center’s La Galeria, 1224 Broadway, Toledo, OH 43609
Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 S. Reynolds. Rd, Toledo, OH 43614
Kaspersak Center Lobby, Door #1 8:30AM- 8:30pm
Toledo Public Library Rare Books Room, 325 N. Michigan St. Toledo, OH 43604 and the Mexican Consulate, Detroit MI. are sponsoring this exhibit.
Maumee Valley Country Day School in Toledo, Ohio offers education to children from preschool through grade twelve. Their mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate and contributing citizens of our global community, while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education. The school attracts motivated, able students who have a range of academic interests and diverse backgrounds. Its challenging curriculum, student-centered school life and supportive community inspire and equip them for a lifetime of learning.

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