Oaxaca Week in Poughkeepsie celebrates our city’s connection with traditions from the diverse Mexican region from July 29 - August 5.
At the center is an exhibition of authentic Oaxacan textiles in “Tlazotl, Weaver’s Wings,” showcasing actual indigenous garb, on display at the Trolley Barn (489 Main Street, Poughkeepsie).
Its sister exhibition, “Art in a Suitcase: Women Creators of the World” at the MASS Design Group (289 Main Street, Poughkeepsie), features six Oaxacan female artists in a variety of media: photography, ceramics, oil and watercolor painting.
The public is invited to the joint opening of these exhibitions at the Trolley Barn on Friday, July 29 from 4 pm to 6 pm, where food will be served that highlights the diverse culinary traditions of the Oaxacan region. The curator, Nora Isela Ortiz Muro, will present a talk at the Trolley Barn on Wednesday, August 3 at 5 pm.
Oaxaca Week encompasses culinary arts as well as fine arts, with a Oaxacan lunch and a talk on mezcal and other spirits at La Cabañita restaurant on Thursday, August 4 at 12 pm. La Cabañita is located at 763 Main Street, Poughkeepsie.
The twelfth La Guelaguetza festival will follow these activities on Sunday, August 14 from 1 pm to 7 pm at Waryas Park with Oaxacan dances, music, and food.