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Mexican Folk Artists to Visit Medford

Mexican maskMargaritas Restaurant’s Visiting Artist Program has flown the Horta Brothers, acclaimed mask makers from Tócuaro, Michoacán, Mexico to New England to lead live demonstrations in schools and Margaritas restaurants.

The public is invited to meet the artists and watch them display their craft at Margaritas Medford on Wednesday, November 1 from 4:00 – 9:00 PM. Margaritas’ Medford location is at Station Landing in Wellington Circle.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of our neighbors to the South at a unique night out for the whole family. Watch the Horta brothers transform a hunk of wood into a traditional wooden mask using locally-made knives and crude chisels at free live demonstrations this fall.

Sons of Juan Horta, Margaritas’ first Visiting Artist, the Horta brothers are highly acclaimed mask makers who have mastered the ancestral tradition of carving wooden masks. Sadly, Juan Horta passed away after his last Margaritas visit in 2006, but his sons continue their father’s legacy by sharing the intricate masks with Margaritas guests and students.

The Visiting Artist Program furthers Margaritas Mexican Restaurant’s mission to share its passion and respect for Mexican culture by bringing artists into public schools and into its restaurants throughout its communities for entertaining and educational experiences. Since the program launched in 1999, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant has brought nearly 40 Mexican folk artists from Jalisco, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Puebla, Nayarit and Mexico City.

– Submitted by Margaritas

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