Thursday, July 12
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Appleton Event Lounge
410 Rodriguez St.
All are Welcome
Famous humerous and heart touching quotes by Frida Kahlo:
“I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return.”
“I paint flowers so they will not die.”
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly.”
Local artists and vendors will setup a Frida-inspired arts & crafts marketplace from 5-7PM.
At 7:30, The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, a documentary directed by Amy Stechler, and narrated by Rita Moreno & Lila Down will be screening. Please note, the screening has sold out, but please stop by if you want to grab some local Frida art merch while its here in town.
17 Artful Facts About Frida Kahlo:
1) SHE WAS BORN AND DIED IN THE SAME HOUSE. 2)…AND THAT BELOVED HOME IS NOW A MUSEUM. 3) A THIRD OF HER PAINTINGS WERE SELF-PORTRAITS. 4) A SURREAL ACCIDENT HAD A BIG IMPACT ON HER LIFE. 5) KAHLO’S PATH TO PAINTING BEGAN WITH THAT COLLISION. 6) SHE ONCE DREAMED OF BEING A DOCTOR. 7) KAHLO’S POOR HEALTH SHAPED HER ART. 8) KAHLO DIDN’T SEE HERSELF AS A SURREALIST. 9) KAHLO’S TUMULTUOUS MARRIAGE SPARKED MORE PAIN AND PAINTINGS. 10) SHE GRIEVED PRIVATELY AND PUBLICLY FOR THE CHILDREN SHE NEVER HAD. 11) KAHLO ONCE ARRIVED TO AN ART SHOW IN AN AMBULANCE. 12) SHE WAS RUMORED TO HAVE SEVERAL FAMOUS LOVERS. 13) KAHLO WAS FIERCELY PROUD OF HER HERITAGE. 14) SHE HAD SEVERAL EXOTIC PETS. 15) KAHLO HAS EMERGED AS A FEMINIST ICON. 16) KAHLO’S PERSONAL STYLE HAS BECOME A VIBRANT PART OF HER LEGACY. 17) HER WORK IS RECORD-BREAKING
Learn more about the details of these facts with Kristy Puchko on Mental Floss.