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Opening Ceremony of the Bicentennial Mural “Tonatiuh” in Dallas, TX

The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas invites the media and the public in general to the opening ceremony of the Bicentennial Mural “Tonatiuh”, artistic project by the painter of Mexican origin living in Dallas Daniel Muñoz.
The opening will take place next Saturday December 4th from 4.30 to 5.30 pm in 450 Good Latimer Expressway, in front of the DART Station Deep Ellum next to the sculpture “Traveling Man” by artist Brad Oldham. There will be videos and a performance by Daniel Muñoz, in addition to the participation of Regina Tanasescu, Mexican jeweler living in Dallas who also developed a piece for the Bicentennial representing a sun. Allegre Ballet Folkórico will also participate with dances. Free entrance and open to all.
Daniel Muñoz studied art in the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf, Germany, with artists Nam June Paik and Christian Megert. He also develops video-installations and performances. In 1994 he received an honorary award by the Cultural Center Santa Teresa la Antigua for the best performance. He was also a receiver of the Scholarship for Young Creators by the Mexican Ministry of Culture (CONACULTA). Muñoz has held exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, France, Mexico and the United States.
The purpose of the Bicentennial Mural was to broaden the participation options for the artistic community in Dallas, apart from leaving a testimony of the Celebrations of the Bicentennial in the city. Both artists will be available for interviews on Friday December 3rd. 
Please find enclosed the address, pictures, information on the event and a map of the place where the ceremony will take place.
Contact: Jesús Contreras (214) 621 0824
What?     Opening of the Bicentennial Mural “Tonatiuh”
When?    Saturday December 4th, 2010, 4.30 to 5.30 pm
Where?   450 Good Latimer Expressway, in front of the
DART Station Deep Ellum


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