¡Órale! Lowrider: Custom Made in New Mexico
November 5, 2016
2 pm to 4 pm
Join author Don Usner, and collaborators Kate Ware and Daniel Kosharek, for a presentation and book signing of ¡Órale! Lowrider: Custom Made in New Mexico, a beautiful photography book that pays homage to an enduring but evolving, cultural tradition with a fascinating compilation of four decades of lowriding, including photographs by New Mexico’s most renowned documentarians with cultural studies of lowriders in their communities. In addition, Levi Romero will read his poem “Wheels” which is featured in the book.
Lowriding is a beloved cultural tradition in New Mexico, especially the northern communities and villages including Española, also known as the lowrider capital of the world. The classic car fixed up for shows and cruising has become a symbol of Hispano and community pride for the car aficionados, artists, and mechanics whose lives are immersed in the culture. Don Usner and collaborators have produced an insightful overview of lowriding in New Mexico, how it evolved, the culture, and the car makers themselves who are also known as lowriders.
This free event will take place at 2pm on November 5th, 2016 in the Library within the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s History and Literary Arts Building.
Free public event