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For the week of June 18 - 24, 2003

Arts and Entertainment

¡Fiesta del Sol! 
Lights the way

Express Staff Writer

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is hosting Fiesta del Sol for the entire Wood River Valley community on Saturday, June 21, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Forest Service Park in Ketchum.

The Center has developed, Dos Culturas, a multidisciplinary program that, over two months, will focus on Mexican culture and the Mexican-American experience through educational programs, fine arts displays, performing arts, literature and traditional celebrations such as Fiesta del Sol.

A member of the Center’s Hispanic Advisory board, Juan Salamanca, along with friends, community members and musical group Youth Mariachi, will lead a dance-filled processional in costumes to start the event. The parade will travel from the Center’s gallery through the streets of Ketchum to the Forest Service Park.

Juan Salamanca junto con amigos, miembros de la comunidad y jóvenes mariachis al comenzar nuestra Fiesta en el Centro de Artes de Sun Valley con una procesión. Trajes regionales, danza tradicional y un espíritu de celebración ayudará a esta impresionante celebración por el pueblo de Ketchum empezando en el Centro y terminando en el lugar de la Fiesta, el Parque del Forest Service. Todos son bienvenidos a reunirse con la procesión.

At the park there will be sundry performers scheduled, as well as crafts and activities. Performers include Idaho Mexican American mariachi bands and folk dancers. Dance instruction is available in traditional folk dance. A hands-on area for families and children will introduce people to traditional crafts. Two area restaurants, Taco San Marcos and Lunchera el Parralito, will offer food and beverages.

At 2:30 p.m. youths and young adults of Folklor Latino de Boise will perform mariachi music and dynamic folk dances in colorful authentic traditional costumes.

Norma Pintar, a traditional Mexican Dance instructor from Boise will hold a workshop in traditional folk dance at 3 p.m.

Aurora and Cirilo Martinez, from Nampa, will present at 4:30 p.m. a variety of Mexican music from corridos, to ballads about actual events or people, to boleros and romantic songs

This is followed at 5:30 p.m. by a Mexican lariat demonstration with Jose Luis Heredia, followed by a traditional dance performance by Norma Pintar and the Traditional Mexican Dancers.

Folklor Latino de Boise performs at 7:30 p.m. DJ Gustavo Alvarado spins tunes until 8:30 p.m. Mariachi Sol Del Acapulco, one of the premiere mariachi bands of Idaho will take the stage until 10 p.m.

Folklor Latino de Boise, 7:30 p.m., DJ Gustavo Alvarado, 8-8:30 p.m.¡Para terminar esta noche, el Mariachi Sol de Acapulco, una de las primeras Bandas de Mariachi de Idaho ocupará el escenario! 8:30–10 p.m.

Throughout the fiesta, partygoers can learn how to make traditional Mexican paper flowers with Maria Berain and contribute to a community altar. The community altar is being created in honor of those who made safe journeys, whether it was a car ride to Hailey on a snowy night, a plane trip across the country, or crossing the border.

All community members are encouraged to contribute personal mementos to the altar, as well as decorate the altar with tissue paper flowers, papel picado, and other decorative elements traditionally included in Mexican altars.

There is free roundtrip bus transportation from the Valley Market in Bellevue at 1:20 p.m. and St. Charles Catholic Church in Hailey at 1:30 p.m. to the Forest Service Park with return drop-offs to those locations departing from the Forest Service Park at 5 p.m.

An evening pickup at Valley Market is at 5:20 p.m. and St. Charles at 5:30 p.m., with return drop-off to those locations at 10 p.m.

For more information on the event, call the SV Center for Arts at 726-9491 or visit the Gallery at 5th Street and Washington Ave. in Ketchum.

Transporte gratis de ida y vuelta en el Bus será desde el Valley Market de Bellevue y la Iglesia de St. Charles de Hailey al Forest Service Park de Ketchum.

La recogida en la tarde en el Valley Market a la 1:20 p.m. y en St. Charles a la 1:30 p.m. Con el regreso a estos lugares, partiendo del Forest Service Park a las 5 p.m. La recogida en la noche en el Valley Market a las 5:20 p.m. y en St. Charles a las 5:30 p.m. Con el regreso a estos lugares, partiendo del Forest Service Park a las 10 p.m.

Para preguntas o más información acerca de este evento por favor llamen al Centro de Artes de Sun Valley al 208-726-9491 o visiten nuestra Galería en la esquina de 5th y Washington en Ketchum.


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