Opening Reception: ¡Lotería, Lotería! (Tres) Art Exhibition
4/30/2011 - 5/7/2011
Bath House Cultural Center
Reception : Saturday, April 30, from 7- 9 p.m.
A Night of Loteria: Saturday, May 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. Meet the artists and play the game using a commemorative deck of cards with reproductions of the original artwork from the show.
This exhibition features 54 local artists who created artwork based on the pictures and symbols from La Loteria, a popular Mexican board game. Loteria resembles a form of bingo that uses pictures instead of numbers. In the game, each player is given a card with 16 squares with pictures and beans to mark the squares that have been called. The first person to get four pictures in a row, vertically, horizontally or diagonally, hollers out LOTERIA and wins the game.
La Lotería is produced by popular artists throughout Mexico. There are different versions of the game, all lovely variations of what remains, essentially, the same symbols. The images from the game depict common everyday objects, places and characters that are easily recognized and significant to the traditions and culture of Mexico.