Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
21st Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition
Tue-Sat, noon-5pm Opening Reception: Fall Gallery Night, Friday, October 18th from 5 – 9pm | Free
October 2013 marks 21 years of WPCA celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a rich Mexican tradition. Curated by local art historian, Juan Lopez, this traditional celebration will include a touch of contemporary flavor with (altars/offerings) created by local artists of various backgrounds in addition to sculpture and 2-D work related to the holiday. Día de los Muertos recognizes death as a celebration of life. It reminds one to reflect on what they value through the commemoration of loved ones and their lives, while at the same time generating enthusiasm for the friends and family around us. As the celebration progresses, this dynamic gathering of people transforms itself into a festivity of life. Informational tours and culturally relevant crafts for kids are available during the course of this exhibition.