Fort Collins Gallery Walk Half-Priced Admission 6 – 9 pm
The First Saturday Every Month
Story Time at the Museum Free 11 am
The first Saturday of every month at 11 am, Global Village Museum in partner with Poudre River Library District will host Story Time: Tales of Mexico. Enjoy a bilingual story, snack, and a craft related to the Museum’s exhibit Mexico: Objects for Living, Objects for Life. Children and their families are invited to view the rich history and traditions of Mexico through the artistry of its diverse population with a focus on objects used in both everyday life and for special or religious occasions.
FREE Admission Black Friday at Global Village Museum
Pancho Villa, leader of the Northern forces of the Mexican Revolution, is often remembered as a national hero, but in his time many viewed him as an uneducated, unpredictable, and cruel 'savage.' Using songs, imagery, and Pancho Villa’s depiction in the novel El águila y la serpiente (1928) by Martín Luis Guzmán, Ms. Esch will facilitate an entertaining and enlightening hour of discussion. Sophie Esch is an Assistant Professor of Mexican and Central American Literature and Culture at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Colorado State University.
Mexican bark painting is a folk art in which artists use bright colors to paint scenes of everyday village life, colorful birds, flowers and other animals on paper made from tree bark. The art form is also used to illustrate scenes from traditional fables and stories. Inspired by Josefina Aguilar’s artwork, youth will make their own papel amate bookmarks, using brown paper in place of bark.
"Easing the Load,” is an informative and engaging look behind the scenes where Angie Gebhart delivers care and compassion to the beasts of burden she serves. She was a participant in the very first Equitarian Workshop held in Veracruz, Mexico, where her knowledge of Spanish (interpretation), her equine skills, and her work as an educator helped provide care and instruction for rural working animals and their owners. A veterinary student and past Spanish teacher, Angela regularly travels to Mexico and Central and South America to provide veterinary assistance to working horses, donkeys, and mules.
Admission to the Museum: $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, & $1 children.
The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 – 5