Exhibit celebrating the work of sculptor Jose Sacal opens at Clinton Center

José Sacal: A Universal MexicanA new exhibit is now open at the Clinton Presidential Center.  José Sacal: A Universal Mexican is presented in celebration of the CCIX Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico and National Hispanic Heritage Month

This exhibit is displayed in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock and the José Sacal Micha Foundation.

José Sacal is undoubtedly one of the most prominent representatives of contemporary sculptural art. Known for his experimentation and freedom, Sacal recognized no boundaries in his sources of inspiration and was not afraid to find new meaning in old forms.

José Sacal: A Universal MexicanJosé Sacal: A Universal Mexican includes two groups of the artist’s work: sculptures inspired by other works of art and portraits of historical figures. In his works, Sacal finds the essence of each character or work. It can be a detail or an object, but the rest is something deeper. By recreating them, Sacal gives them a new meaning and establishes an artistic dialogue at a higher level. In his intelligent observation of art and history, Sacal reveals himself as a universal Mexican.

José Sacal: A Universal Mexican is sponsored locally by Arvest Bank, Arkansas Tech University, Centennial Bank, Hope Credit Union, ISTI Plant Services, Morelos Supermercados, Bank of America, First Community Bank, First Security Bank, and The Ramirez Law Firm, PLLC.

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Dia De Los Muertos at the Zoo Tonight

DiadelosMuertosThe passage of Halloween did not mean the end of Boo at the Zoo.  For the first time ever it extends into November by continuing tonight.  The Little Rock Zoo has partnered with the Mexican Consulate and Hola! Arkansas to present the first ever Boo at the Zoo Dia de los Muertos.

Boo at the Zoo is Arkansas’s largest Halloween festival featuring trick-or-treating in a safe environment along with dozens of Halloween themed activities.  For the first time this year, the Zoo is partnering with Hola! Arkansas for a special Dia de los Muertos Boo at the Zoo night on Friday, November 1, that will include all the fun of Boo at the Zoo along with special Dia de los Muertos activities including and altar decorating competition, costume competition, Hispanic dancers, Dia de los Muertos decorations, and much more.

General admission to Dia de los Muertos Boo at the Zoo is $10 for General Admission and $20 for an all-inclusive wristband that includes admission and all rides and attractions at Boo at the Zoo.  Zoo members receive a $5 discount. You can learn more at www.LittleRockZoo.com or by calling (501) 666-2406.