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May 18 @ 6:00 am - June 9 @ 10:00 pm EDTFree
Beacon Park’s latest art installation Los Trompos will be a fun, interactive art exhibition for the whole family!
“International and interactive art exhibition, Los Trompos (Spanish for ‘spinning tops’), will premiere at Beacon Park Detroit during its inaugural Cinco de Mayo Celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. Direct from Mexico City, Los Trompos encourages play and enables communities to celebrate its many cultures together.
This collection of eight three-dimensional, larger-than-life spinning tops will further transform Beacon Park Detroit into vibrant space. Created by Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, Los Trompos weaves together Mexican tradition, culture, architecture, and art. Only when visitors engage with the installations, working together to spin the tops on their base and spinning along with them, does this art come to life.
Based on the concept and construction of the traditional toy, Los Trompos is an interactive piece that puts a new spin on the work of Mexican artisans. As Esrawe said, “We wanted to talk about the traditions and skills of the craftsmen in Mexico, as an inheritance of our culture. We like the idea of translating these techniques into new symbols.” Originally commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, Los Trompos has offered a transformative experience in Houston and Scottsdale.
Los Trompos cultivates an environment where people, from a variety of backgrounds, can connect, relax, and play. It will offer the opportunity for Detroiters to interact, engage and enjoy Beacon Park in a new way.
Los Trompos is sponsored by DTE Energy Beacon Park Foundation and programmed by the Downtown Detroit Partnership.
Feature image courtesy of Beacon Park Detroit.