Marianne Mangold "Vanishing Voices, Fading Traditions" at Steinbeck Center
- When: Friday, November 2, 2012, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Where: National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Art (opening), Children, Community, Museum exhibits
The Steinbeck Center host an opening reception for photography exhibit and book launching of “Vanishing Voices, Fading Traditions” by Marianne Mangold. Mangold, a local photojournalist presents an opportunity for the community and the decedents of Central American’s with The Mesoamerican Culture Preservation Project (MCPP). MCPP is sponsored by the International Health Emissaries (IHE), a non-profit that provides health services to indigenous people in Latin America. Mangold learned to appreciate Southern Belize culture for its authenticity and simplicity. With many youth choosing to leave traditional indigenous lifestyles behind for modern lifestyles in the city, Mangold has figured a way to help preserve these vanishing cultures. The Mesoamerican Culture Preservation Project is designed to inspire pride in descendants Central American cultures and promote cross cultural understanding. The four cultures Mangold documented were Maya, Lacandon, Huichol, Tarahumara. Each documentary provides historical, cultural, and visual aids for present and future Latino generations and scholars. All sales of the documentaries or book will be used for future projects that secure the perpetuation of indigenous peoples, and that fall under IRS section 501 tax regulations. [BH]
5-8pm Fri Nov. 2. National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. Free. 796.3833, www.steinbeck.org/