The Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center are proud to present the Vochol® . This is a very exciting and one of a kind piece of art that will be coming to Denver this summer.
This will be a ground breaking, history making exhibit to the Denver International Airport (DIA). The art on wheels will be park at Denver International Airport from May 21st to August 31, 2012. The Vochol® is a Volkswagen Beetle that has been covered with the traditional beadwork from the Huichol (Waxaritari), an indigenous group from Mexico. It is covered in 2,277,000 glass beads applied by 8 artisans from two Huichol families. The artists devoted thousands of hours of their time transferring their inspiration to a magical and colorful design embedded on this Volkswagen. Huichol artists used the Volkswagen as the “vehicle” to express and share not just their artistic skills, but also share their history, mythology, and their culture with the world.
The Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center in collaboration with Denver Public Schools has developed a strategy to involve Denver’s students and teachers in creating art work that resembles the Vochol® in its symbolic representation. This is an opportunity for Students to express their artistic creativity, where the Vochol will be used as their main “Vehicle of inspiration,” creativity and representation. The Huichol artists used the Volkswagen beetle as their main canvas of work and as their “vehicle” to express and share not just their artistic skills, but also to share their history, mythology, and their cultural symbolism. In the same way, students will be able to share their art and make symbolic connections with the thousands of people who travel through DIA every day.
The opening will take place on May 21st, 2012 at 1:00pm at DIA’s main Terminal. This is just a reminder to save the date to come join us in an opportunity to experience what this amazing piece of art has inspired our DPS students to create. We hope you can come out and become part of this amazing story. We will be sending you the formal invitation soon.