First, let me share the way to say "Oaxaca" as it is pronounced: "wah-HAH-kah." This is a beautiful state in Mexico that should be on your bucket list. However, you will not need to travel to Mexico to experience its beauty, culture, landscape, and the home of Festival Guelaguetza in July, and Dia de los Muertos in October.

You can explore the beauty and culture of Oaxaca, Mexico at The Center for Contemporary Arts here in Abilene, Texas. If you’re a fan of history and rich culture, then you're in for a treat on July 27th. The Center is hosting a reception and fundraiser featuring the work of photographer Greg Davis. This event is more than just an art exhibition; it’s a journey into the heart of Oaxaca, Mexico.

LOOK: This Is What You Will Experience at the Center for Contemporary Arts

Oaxaca is known for its vibrant culture, colorful traditions, and breathtaking scenery. Through the lens of Greg Davis' camera, the exhibition titled "De Otro Mundo, Oaxaca, Mexico," which means "from another world, Oaxaca Mexico." Davis’s photography is incredible and provides us with a window into the daily lives of the people of Oaxaca.

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His work is not only visually amazing it's also very moving, and offers you a chance to connect with that part of the world on a personal level. So take advantage of taking in all the sights without ever having to leave town.

The reception at The Center for Contemporary Arts is not just about viewing art; it's also a fundraiser to support the Center’s ongoing efforts to promote contemporary art and culture in our community. When you attend you'll have the opportunity to meet artist Greg Davis, plus, enjoy refreshments, and enjoy the beauty that is "Oaxaca, Mexico".

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to explore and appreciate the beauty and culture of Oaxaca, Mexico. Support the arts, and enjoy on Saturday, July 27, 2024. Be part of a fun and unforgettable experience at the Center for Contemporary Arts.

Celebrate the beauty and taste of Oaxaca with this special Mezcal tasting event to kick off the new exhibition, Oaxacan Gold by Texas photographer, Greg Davis and Master Folk Artists, Jacobo Ángeles Ojeda, Taller Manos Que Ven, Alejandro Vera Guzman, Magdalena Pedro Martínez, Carlomagno Pedro and Alex and Veronica Mendoza. The night will feature tasting stations of regional Mezcals alongside delicious food, music, and art. Tickets may be purchased at Source:, Center for Contemporary Arts press release.

For more information click on this link to the Center for Contemporary Arts! Drop by 202 Cypress in Downtown Abilene for this memory-making event, and remember this is a ticketed event, and don't forget to donate.

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Photos of What To Expect

Gallery Credit: Hispanic Heritage SA Via YouTube

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