Three Organizations Come Together for ‘Treinta y Seis Guadalupes’
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 26, 2012- Three of Brownsville's treasured organizations have joined together to host ‘Treinta y Seis Guadalupes’ at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Historic Alonso Building, 510 E. Saint Charles St. in Brownsville
Carlos Gomez, Professor of Fine Arts, has donated his work to the auction.
The celebration will feature a silent auction of 36 artworks depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe by various artists in a wide array of mediums. Enjoy antojitos and special live performances from the UTB Mariachi ensemble and Grupo Folklórico Tizatlán.
“We are thrilled to be part of this unique event,” said Michael Motyl, President of Guadalupe Regional Middle School. “It is an honor to be working with these special groups, each working to better Brownsville. Since this year’s Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe falls on the date 12/12/12, it seemed like the perfect time to come together on a special project like this.”
The proceeds from the event will benefit Guadalupe Regional Middle School, the Barry T. Horn Endowment for the Arts at The University of Texas at Brownsville and the Brownsville Historical Association.
Original Painting of 'Our Lady of Guadalupe' by Artist Marcela Arguelles Lawler.
Tickets are $25. Sponsorships of $120, $240 and $360 are available. Community members may purchase tickets online at guadaluperms.ticketleap.com/36guadalupes or by calling 956-504-5568.
The event comes one day following the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December, 12, Catholics around the world especially in Mexico honor La Virgen de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
“Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Mother of the Americas and as such she transcends all Christian religions to serve as our intercessor with her Son,” said Dr. Tony Zavaleta, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies at UTB. “Our Lady of Guadalupe is the archetype for the Mestizo race created in the Americas, to which most of us belong, therefore She is the Symbol of our very being.”
In Mexico City, thousands of the faithful make the most important pilgrimage of all those undertaken during the year to the Basílica of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, where the miraculous image of la Virgen Morena is kept.