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Heart- Speak: Dichos de Mi Padre by Javier Pérez

Javier Pérez, the artist, invites you to evoke the refranes of our ancestors. By listening to their words in our memories, they become present, and we honor the beautiful oral legacy they have left us.

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Heart- Speak: Dichos de Mi Padre by Javier Pérez
Heart- Speak: Dichos de Mi Padre by Javier Pérez

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04 feb 2023, 12:00 GMT-8 – 04 mar 2023, 20:00 GMT-8

MCCLA, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

About the event

Refranes or dichos*, in English, are known as sayings or proverbs which represent moral teachings or popular wisdom.

With the arrival of Spanish language in Latin America came the refranes. 

According to Herón Pérez Martínez, a recognized paremiologist (one who studies proverbs), the Spanish language with its refranes "took root in American soil, grew and flourished with its own vigor." 

In México, as in other Latin American countries, refranes evolved within their new environment, incorporating local indigenous languages, customs, and beliefs.

The refranes that are known today reflect the rich confluence of languages, experiences, wisdom, and worldview of the Mexican people. They are inherited ancestral treasures that belong to the present and to posterity.

The Mayan refrán, A than chicbezic maxech, means "your speaking makes you present." 

Pronounced *Reh FRAN èS, DEE chôs

Javier Pérez, the artist, invites you to evoke the refranes of our ancestors. By listening to their words in our memories, they become present, and we honor the beautiful oral legacy they have left us.

Exhibit Dates: February 4th- March 4th

Opening: Saturday, February 4th  2-5pm

Closing: Saturday, March 4th 2-5pm

Main gallery admission: $5

Organized by: MCCLA

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