Alebrijes at the WFMA
October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, teaching artist Auria Sánchez-Henríquez will work with MSU Spanish Language and Art History students and faculty to create sculptures inspired by alebrijes. Alebrijes, often depicted in Spanish folk art, are “spirit animals” that guide the spirits of ancestors on their journey through the land of the dead.
Through the exploration of 3D artistic techniques and themes of remembrance and tradition, the project illuminates the connection among visual language, self-expression, and cultural heritage. Celebrate the culmination of this academic experience alongside MSU students in the Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead Parade in downtown Wichita Falls this fall.
This project is open to the public! Join us on Thursdays at 5:30 pm: