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The art of embossing: Beautiful yet simple!

Posted on October 4, 2014 | 0 comments

The art of embossing: Beautiful yet simple!

Did you knew that a pencil can be a tool use to create a beautiful embossing design? Beautiful yet simple, the art of embossing has been a popular folk art expression since the middle ages. This simple art form is an elegant way to change the nature of the media adding multidimensional effect. The metal embossing technique, called repujado in Spanish, arrived in Mexico during Spanish colonization. At that time churches were lit with candles and the smoke from candles damaged the sacred images painted on canvas, thus the change to using images...

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Mouth-watering anticipation for ¡Viva Milagro!

Posted on October 1, 2014 | 0 comments

Mouth-watering anticipation for ¡Viva Milagro!

¡Viva Milagro! is just around the corner!  A special night that many in our Milagro family look forward to as an indispensable part of the holiday season, full of traditional Mexican arts and culture, delicious food and merriment, live music, a silent auction featuring the stunning creations of talented visual artists from Mexico and Portland, and a chance to mingle with Milagro’s staff, its Board of Directors, fellow audience members, family and friends.  This year, Mayahuel Catering has planned a very special Día de Muertos menu; the dishes...

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¡O Romeo! A Latino look at Shakespeare’s dead heroes

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¡O Romeo! A Latino look at Shakespeare’s dead heroes

In ¡O Romeo! Shakespeare is alive but not well at all. His time draws near and friends from “the other side” have begun to visit!  But are these friends real or simply the creations of his imagination?  Hamlet, Ophelia, Titania and more circle his deathbed while he fights to write his last play!  Has he gone mad?  Is he reading too many stories of the New World?  What surprises will the joy of Día de los Muertos bring to the beloved Bard? Get your ticket now for ¡O Romeo!  and discover the crazy adventure  the dead have prepared for...

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Photo of the Day: Ready for “In the Aftermath”

Posted on September 25, 2014 | 0 comments

Photo of the Day: Ready for “In the Aftermath”

Today we bring you a detail of the preparations for the companion event to Words That Burn scheduled for Saturday Sep. 27 (7pm). Installation artist Yukiyo Kawano and Butoh dancer/choreographer Meshi Chavez present one night only in El Zócalo, In the Aftermath: Nagasaki and Hiroshima. This event will take place before the performance of Words That Burn; each night is matched with a different event. Check out the full listings and get tickets...

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Coming up: Day of the Dead and ¡Viva Milagro!

Posted on September 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Coming up: Day of the Dead and ¡Viva Milagro!

Does it seem like every restaurant, bar, and theatre is having a “Day of the Dead” special these days? Portland’s largest and longest running Día de Muertos Festival is only a month away at Milagro! You’ll experience an entire month of authentic arts, crafts, culture, cuisine, theatre, and traditional altars built especially for the occasion! On Friday, October 17, get ready to join Shakespeare and his characters in the Land of the Dead, with ¡O ROMEO!, Milagro’s 20th original Day of the Dead production. Come early and tour the creative and...

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Learn Repujado with Rosa Floyd

Posted on September 22, 2014 | 0 comments

Español abajo What do the Statue of Liberty, King Tut’s mask and our ¡Viva Milagro! invitation have in common? They are great examples of the centuries-old embellishment technique known as “repujado”, and now you can learn how to make your own piece of art using traditional Mexican artistry with longtime Milagro collaborator, Rosa Floyd. The two-session class, to be held on  Oct. 20 & 22, will cover using simple tools to craft your own unique decorative piece from a tin sheet and paint. Materials and instruction during...

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The talented minds behind Dreamscape

Posted on September 18, 2014 | 0 comments

The talented minds behind Dreamscape

The time is nearly here for the Portland premiere of professor and playwright Rickerby Hinds’ Dreamscape! We have seen videos, read interviews from newspapers around the country a well as local press (El Hispanic News & Portland Monthly) and reviews from other cities and reached by the contagious passion that the Honduran-born Hinds and his group put into their hip-hop theatre production performing for the first time in Portland on Sep. 19th and 20th during La Luna Nueva! Today we invite you to meet the talent behind this powerful...

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No Child:the talent behind the FREE staged reading

Posted on September 16, 2014 | 0 comments

No Child:the talent behind the FREE staged reading

Portland’s only festival of Latino arts and culture continues with a free event at 7pm this evening! Milagro’s La Luna Nueva brings us the staged reading of the Obie Award-winning play No Child for the first time on the Milagro stage! The play is is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system, in which Sun fearlessly transforms with rapid-fire precision into the teachers, students, parents administrators, janitors and security guards who inhabit our schools and shape the future of America, making this...

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Bask in the glow of La Luna Nueva!

Posted on September 12, 2014 | 0 comments

Bask in the glow of La Luna Nueva!

It’s here! The much awaited return of Milagro’s festival of art and culture celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month launches tonight! The many artistic expressions presented during La Luna Nueva are a mosaic of the vibrancy of Latinos around the world, but we’re being a little more literal as we begin this amazing 3 week adventure in sights and sounds. Local artist and instructor (and frequent Milagro collaborator) Hector Hernandez kicks off the festival with a special exhibit, the result of his Innovative and Traditional Mosaic...

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Movie Night with Cantin-who?

Posted on September 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Movie Night with Cantin-who?

La Luna Nueva is a yearly opportunity to celebrate through art and culture the legacy of Latinos around the world. This year, Milagro is taking the opportunity to honor a legend who was born in Mexico but won hearts “Around the World in 80 days.” Join us Sep. 18, at 7pm, for this awesome FREE movie night, and bring the whole family! Mario Alfonso Fortino Moreno Reyes, better known in the Spanish-speaking world as “Cantinflas”, was an extraordinary artist whose talents included acting, producing and screenwriting, and...

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