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Lunch and Learn Event - Latino Arts

Lunch and Learn - LogoArts and current events meet education in this special event series that highlights current event topics and showcases local leaders and experts in a variety of areas. Join us to expand your horizons and learn more about today's hot topics.

Upcoming Lunch and Learn Event

Day of the Dead: Significant Elements In music & Art

Dia de Los Muertos has become part of mainstream pop culture, but how are the elements of this holiday incorporated into music and art? What does it mean to those celebrating it today? This discussion will focus on Dia de los Muertos /Day of the Dead, exploring its symbolism, and how each of our panelists incorporate the elements and meaning of the holiday into their respective art forms.
Tickets are $10 and include a light lunch.

Meet Our Panelists:

Jacobo Lovo - Managing Artistic Director, Latino Arts, Inc.

As the Managing Artistic Director of Latino Arts, Inc., Jacobo  leads Latino Arts, Inc.. In this role he advocates for the arts through collaborations with other arts organizations and by developing community focused educational and cultural programming.
Jacobo believes in the positive impact the arts have on our quality of life and strongly believes the arts play a crucial role in strengthening Milwaukee's economic vitality and competitiveness in developing and attracting talent locally, nationally and internationally. Prior to his role as Managing Artistic Director, Jacobo spent 16 years as an arts educator at Bruce Guadalupe Community School.

Gabriela Marvan - Artist

Gabriela Marvan grew up in Cuernavaca, Mexico and now lives in Viroqua, WI. She studied under a master of cartoneria, an art form that came to Mexico from Spain in the 19th century. Using structures of wire, reed frame or clay molds, she applies layers of paper and creates a texture that is smoother and stronger than typical papier-mache.
Many of Gaby’s sculptures celebrate the Day of the Dead. Marvan  creates Catrinas (dressed skeleton ladies), Judases (decorated devils), skulls and skeletons. Gabriela is co-founder of the Folk Art Collective, a project that showcases the cultural diversity of Mexico and demonstrates how art relates to traditions.

Julián Adem Díaz de León - Head Consul, Mexican Consulate of Milwaukee
Julián Adem Díaz de León has been Consul of Mexico in Milwaukee since 2016.  He holds a degree in International Relations from the Colegio de México. Upon graduation, he joined the Mexican Foreign Service, and currently holds the
rank of Minister. Mr. Adem has a long and solid professional background of more than three decades in the areas of consular services, documentation, protection and attention to Mexican communities outside of Mexico. Throughout his professional career he has collaborated with different areas of the Government of Mexico, particularly in the tourist arena.
Dinorah Marquez - Director of the Latino Arts Strings Program

Dinorah Márquez was born in Mexico City. At the age of 10, she immigrated with her family to El Paso, Texas, where she began her musical studies. Marquez completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, with a minor in International Studies at the University of Florence, Italy. She later worked as Assistant Press Secretary for Mayor Harold Washington in Chicago. After several years, she returned to her musical activities both in the U.S. and Mexico, where she was a guest performer with the Filarmónica del Bajío in Guanajuato, the Orquesta de Mexico in Mexico City, and the Camerata del Estado de Veracruz.

Marquez founded an ethnomusicology project, which continues to this day. It focuses on the preservation of indigenous violin traditions in Xico, Veracruz, Mexico. Marquez established the national award winning Latino Arts Strings Program (LASP). The LASP has given her the opportunity to provide immigrant Latino children with the type of musical training she received as an immigrant child.