November 7, 2008

“Celebrate Baja” at Early Evening @ MINGEI

The culture, cuisine and art of Baja California will be celebrated at EARLY EVENING @ MINGEI on Friday, November 14 from 6 until 9 pm at Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. “CELEBRATE BAJA” is sponsored by the State of Baja California, the Consulate General of Mexico - San Diego, the Baja California Secretary of Tourism (SECTUR), the Baja California Cultural Institute, Univision, Union Bank of California and Mingei International. The event will showcase the burgeoning cultural and culinary delights of Baja California. Guests will enjoy wines from the Guadalupe Valley and food prepared by talented Baja chefs while listening to musicians from the Orchestra of Baja California. Artists who will show their work at the event include painter Juan Angel Castillo, whose mural Promised Land is on view in Tijuana’s Centro Cultural, and acclaimed photographer Julio Rodríguez Ramos.

Consul General Remedios Gómez Arnau recognizes the support and interest of Mingei International Museum in promoting understanding of San Diego’s neighboring region and the enormous potential to deepen ties. “‘CELEBRATE BAJA’ is a magnificent opportunity to learn about the cultural richness of Baja California and to appreciate the quality of its food and wines,” says Gómez Arnau.

“With Mingei International Museum dedicated to art of all cultures of the world, it is exciting to be working intensively with our nearest neighbor in furthering appreciation of Mexico’s traditional culture and vibrant contemporary arts,” states Museum Director Rob Sidner.

Admission to “CELEBRATE BAJA” is $10 at the door. For more information on EARLY EVENING @ MINGEI, call 619-239-0003, extension 106 or visit www.mingei.org.

Mingei International Museum is located at 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park.

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