UTPA and Smithsonian will host community day at El Río Oct. 4
Posted: 09/22/2003
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Planning for the upcoming "Voices on the River/Las Voces del Río" Community Day at the Smithsonian El Río exhibition at The University of Texas-Pan American campus is underway. The Community Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Science Building and feature interactive presentations by the El Río cultural scholars from New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Mexico and the exhibition co-curators from Washington D.C. on areas featured in the binational, bilingual exhibition highlighting heritage along the Rio Grande River. Presentation areas include sheep ranching; shrimping; weaving; drum and instrument making; adobe making; music; and the maquila industry. The exhibition and community day are free and open to the public. Planning committee members pictured are from left to right Lynda Lopez, UTPA public affairs specialist; Juanita Garza, UTPA history lecturer and El Río cultural scholar; Carol Rausch, assistant to the UTPA President; Dr. Martha Tevis, UTPA professor in Curriculum and Instruction; and Mary Cantu, UTPA special events coordinator. For more information contact 381-UTPA.