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Paint an Amazing Alebrije for Hispanic Heritage Month!
What is an alebrije? Good question! In 1930, Pedro Linares was sick with a fever and saw animals that had the body parts of animals, for example, a donkey with butterfly wings, a rooster with bull horns, and a lion with an eagle head. All of the strange fantastical creatures were shouting, "Alebrijes!" When Pedro Linares recovered, he made the creatures out of cardboard and papier-mache. Mexican artists, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, made alebrijes popular and they are now a form of Mexican folk art. Come and paint your original alebrije! Every alebrije is unique! Canvases and paints will be provided.