Art: Village Witchery

From the proud parents at the baptismal font to the sorrowing mourners at a young man's wake, the joys and griefs of a Latin American village are rousingly depicted at San Antonio's HemisFair. The weddings, the cockfights, and the bustle of the marketplace are all there, recorded with droll candor and naive precision. The wonder is that this bewitching pageant, the hit of the fair, is contained in a single building in Las Plazas del Mundo. In fact, "The Magic of a People" is a human comedy on the scale of Tinker Bell. Its...

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