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  • Ballet Folklórico costumes focus of exhibit at Canoa Ranch

    Sep 20, 2017 | Read More News
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    A new exhibit paying tribute to the history and beauty of Ballet Folklórico costumes will be on display Sept. 30-Oct. 25 at Pima County’s Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road in Green Valley. Folklorico costumes

    An exhibit of 22 beautiful costumes representing various regions of Mexico is available for viewing for a suggested donation of $10. Half the donation will go to Canoa Ranch’s conservation fund and half to Danzacultura Mexicana

    The exhibit will be open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon, through Oct. 25. On Saturday, Oct. 14, for the annual Anza Day celebration, the exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Other new exhibits opening on Anza Day include Baca Float #3, which delves into a controversial land swindle that took place in the 1800s; Scotch Farms, which Levi Manning purchased to begin transforming Canoa Ranch into the premiere cattle ranch in the Santa Cruz Valley; and a preview of the George Redondo Proctor Western Heritage Collection. 

    The costumes were all created by Carmen Baron, the master artist and director of Danzacultura Mexicana, a Mexican Folklórico dance group dedicated to keeping the culture of Folklórico dance alive.

    A variety of activities are open to the public at Historic Canoa Ranch including tours of the ranch headquarters, stargazing, birding, restoration projects, and historic programs. The ranch is operated by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation and is currently seeking volunteers. Call 520-724-5520 or email CanoaRanch@pima.gov for more information.

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