Fun at Frida Fest

Jack Nunkovich, Staff Writer

On Sept. 8, the College of DuPage held a festival to portray and celebrate 26 pieces of art from Frida Kahlo and introduce a three month art exhibit starting next June. The festival included many events such as dances and performances portraying the culture surrounding Frida Kahlo’s works.

The entertainment and performances at the festival included Mariachi bands, traditional dances such as Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl and Salsa lessons, and a high-energy performance from 12 artists crossing many mediums of art to show the beauty and necessity of art in human existence.

Food from A Toda Madre with other authentic mexican food vendors provided the crowd with entrees such as tacos, fresh guacamole and nachos. A favorite was a “traditional mexican mango punch with chili powder rimmed glass,” said Carol Nunkovich.
The family friendly event attracted a large number of people to the college. “The crowds were the best part,” said Nunkovich. “Everyone was there to have fun.”

A common sight among the large crowd was the symbolic unibrow similar to that of Frida Kahlo’s. The crowd is now anticipating the opening of the exhibit next June. The work will only be at the College of DuPage from June until August.