18th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition Opening Reception & Parade

Dia de los Muertos

For 18 years WPCA has celebrated this rich Hispanic tradition.  The celebration will include Ofrendas (altars/offerings) created by local artists as well as other artwork related to this holiday.  Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 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 transforms itself into a festivity of life.  Join us at the reception for a biligual presentation on Dia de los Muertos as well as music and poetry throughout the evening. 

Opening Reception: 5 – 8 pm, Fri, Oct 29

Curated by local artist Jose Chavez 

7:00 pm: Bilingual presentation about Dia de los Muertos

7:30 pm: Music performed by Emiliano & Taiko Maria & Slam Poetry Session

The Dia Parade will begin at the United Community Center (1028 S 8th ST) at 5:00 pm and end at WPCA (839 S 5th ST).

Exhibition Dates: Oct 29 – Nov 23, 2010

Informational Tours of WPCA’s Dia de los Muertos Exhibition are available.  Please contact Gary Tuma at 414.672.2787, or email: gary@wpca-milwaukee.org.

Ofrenda (altar) Artists include:

WPCA Youth Education Group
James & Georgina Campbell
Jilan Dante
Dara Larson
Latinas en Accion
Cristian Munoz
Graciela Rueda Espinoza
Mary Smith
Loida Villarreal Morro
Erica Williams
Ximena Soza
Lona Long Velasco
Ava Hernandez
Valerie Christell
Claire Ruzicka
Heather Eiden

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