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Welcome to Frida’s World

By Valeria Quezada

When you enter the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center during the winter season, you will enter the “World of Frida.” The World of Frida is an art exhibit provided by the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California, with art pieces created by artists from all around the world. Approximately 95 artists are featured in the exhibit, and each one has a unique style. Different art medias were used to create that art work such as watercolor, acrylic paints, photography, embroidery, and much more. The gallery is unique in the sense that such diverse artists were included, all of whom depict Frida in their own perspective, but each piece is a wonderful tribute to Frida Kahlo, her life, and her artwork.

Dave Morgan, director of the museum, said, “It’s a tribute exhibit with artists from all over the world. It is not Frida’s work. It’s art work that interprets her in recreation pieces or completely original work. I’m not aware if there’s something else like it, but it’s a wonderful exhibit.”

The popularity of this exhibit was displayed by the incredible amount of people who attended the opening night on November the 8th. Attendance greatly exceeded original expectations.

Morgan also said, “I had been looking at Frida exhibits online. She is a hot topic and is very popular around the world. I came across this exhibit in California and saw they were thinking about traveling the exhibit. Their first venue is here in Carlsbad, and the exhibit will travel across the country through 2020-2022.”

The exhibit has received such unbelievably positive feedback from the community. According to Morgan, the Frida exhibit has even brought in visitors from other states! A woman who lives in Chicago said she saw the advertisement for the exhibit in a magazine and came down to see it. Another woman showed up at 10 a.m. asking – “Is the Frida exhibit still up?” She had left her hotel early in the morning where she was staying on her visit her from Amarillo, Texas, just to see the “World of Frida” exhibit. The “World of Frida” exhibit is definitely worth the visit. Go visit the exhibit before the end of January 2020 at the Carlsbad Art and Museum, 418 W Fox St, Carlsbad, New Mexico.

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