Everlasting love, respect and appreciation for Frida Kahlo is thriving in Albuquerque as evidenced by interest in UNM Art Museum's Frida Kahlo- Her Photos: Exhibition Opening & Welcome Back Party (8/25/2017). We shared the event page on Facebook and it spread quickly reaching more than a thousand people in a day or two.
The Art Museum's Exhibition comes on the heels of last month's 7th Annual Frida Fiesta. The fiesta is produced and sponsored by Sally Moon, owner of W!ld Moon Boutique. “I’d be in trouble if I didn’t do it,” says Moon. "It’s grown into quite the local attraction over the past several years." Moon presents the growing annual event with several co-sponsors (including Guerrilla Graphix). Frida Fiesta takes place in the Old Town Patio Market, home to both W!ld Moon Boutique and Guerrilla Graphix.
This year's Frida Fiesta featured a Frida look-alike contest with prizes, food catered by Hacienda del Rio, a live marimba performance and Frida birthday cake. "Frida was born and died in July so the fiesta is held annually in July" Moon explains. The idea for the fiesta came about when a gallery curator visiting the W!ld Moon Boutique bought several huipiles – traditional clothing commonly worn by Frida and many other women in Mexico and Central America – for a Frida-themed party. Moon loved the idea, especially with Kahlo being an icon in her shop since it first opened. So she decided to honor Frida with her own fiesta in the historic Old Town Patio Market. Moon brings a personal touch to the celebration that makes it feel like a gathering of long time friends.
Channel your inner Frida! Guerrilla Graphix has a variety of Frida Kahlo gifts and accessories! From t-shirts to stickers, mugs, and coin purses, we have something for every Frida aficionado. Feel 'Frida' come in anytime and pick out your favorites!*
*This shtick was not written by Floyd or the more likely suspect, Travis (GG's owner). That's Emma Eckert.