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Disney should not be able to trademark culture

The entertainment giant filed trademark applications on May 1 for the phrase “Dia de los Muertos,” the subject of an upcoming animated film by Pixar studios, Mexican news site Animal Político reports.

Disney’s 10 trademark applications wouldn’t give it domain over all commercial use of the Mexican celebration’s name, but they’re pretty expansive. Get ready for Día de los Muertos eggs! Or, for those who like mixing their holidays, Día de los Muertos Christmas tree ornaments! (Check out the complete list of uses below.)

Thomas Baldonado’s rendition of “La Calavera Catrina” Graphite and Watercolor on 140lb paper.
La Calavera Catrina (‘Dapper Skeleton’, ‘Elegant Skull’) is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by famous Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posada. The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of her time. Her chapeau originally is related to French and European styles of the early 20th century. She is meant to portray a satirization of those Mexican natives who Posada felt were over embracing European traditions of the aristocracy in the pre-revolutionary era.
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Thomas Baldonado’s rendition of “La Calavera Catrina” Graphite and Watercolor on 140lb paper.

La Calavera Catrina (‘Dapper Skeleton’, ‘Elegant Skull’) is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by famous Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posada. The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of her time. Her chapeau originally is related to French and European styles of the early 20th century. She is meant to portray a satirization of those Mexican natives who Posada felt were over embracing European traditions of the aristocracy in the pre-revolutionary era.

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Zona Maco

Zona Maco started as a very small art fair that mainly focused on galleries from Mexico, particularly those in Mexico City. During the past 10 years, it has evolved into an international art fair that is well-known worldwide.

This year, Zona Maco will feature over 100 galleries from around the world, and include works by over 1,000 artists. The fair is already considered to be the window to the most important Contemporary Art in Latin America.

Here’s our guide to Zona Maco

This sounds like an awesome experience.

We are proud to announce the participation of Valentin Esparza in our up coming show on April 19th.

Born in Calvillo, Aguascalientes Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of three. I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Memorial High School. Following high school I was unsure abut my direction and by complete accident I discovered sewing. Shortly after I learned how to screen print. Other art forms are practiced from time to time when the “mood strikes me.” My art is broken up and focuses on two things: storytelling and Oklahoma. The fashion line, V.Esparza, tells stories of girls living in fantasies, much like Alice in Wonderland. The fabrics are odd, sometimes not even fabrics at all, and the clothes are avant garde. I do it mostly for fun, but will design a skull tshirt from time to time. My business, T~TownTeez, looks to remind people of how beautiful Tulsa and Oklahoma are.

Tulsa Latino Art on Facebook

Thank you! We achieved over 50 likes in our first week!
There has been a great response in Tulsa for an organization like Tulsa Latino Art. Our goal is to expose Tulsans to the great art and culture from awesome latino/a artists and community members. We are now working on future art events, an arts exchange program, as well as community arts programs. We also endeavor to offer Tulsa’s Latino/a youth an opportunity to have positive outlets for expressing themselves through art. We hope to teach them to be proud of themselves and their culture through workshops and art camps. Please help us share this mission by sharing our page. Keep in touch for updates on our progress as we grow.

If you haven’t checked us out on FB please click and check it out. Gracias!