Artist Talk and Book Signing: Joel Salcido
Join us for an artist talk with Joel Salcido from Aliento a Tequila y el Arte de Agave (or The Spirit of Tequila and the Art of Agave). Joel will do a reading from his book, The Spirit of Tequila and guests from the audience will have an opportunity for a Q&A followed by a book signing.
The Aliento a Tequila y el Arte de Agave (or The Spirit of Tequila and the Art of Agave) exhibition explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s national drink. In this series, photographer Joel Salcido includes the original distilleries that literally founded the industry, as well as several artisanal tequileras committed to the ancestral ways of making tequila from harvest to bottle. Objects and paintings related to the theme of agave will be on display from the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum Permanent Collection and loans from various institutions and artist Hailey Marmolejo.