2012 marks 25 years of WPCA working to inspire the Milwaukee community, and marks 20 years embracing Dia de los Muertos as an integral part of our gallery and educational programming.  We are proud to continue this rich Mexican tradition with a contemporary flair, including ofrendas by community members and artists with diverse heritage and from a variety of religious backgrounds.

20th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition & 3rd Annual Parade

October 19 – November 17, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, October 19th from 5-9pm with live performances at 7pm

Parade: Friday, November 2nd from 4-8pm. Parade will begin at the Walker Square Park (9th & Mineral, across the street from the United Community Center)

Sugar Skull Decorating Adult Workshop: Saturday, November 3 from 1-2pm (Contact Mary Overman at 414.672.2787 x13 or maryo@wpca-milwaukee.org or use the PayPal button below to sign up for this workshop)

October 2012 marks 20 years of WPCA celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a rich Mexican tradition. Curated by local artist Jose Chavez, this traditional celebration will include a touch of contemporary flavor with ofrendas (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.

Afternoons with Art Workshops for kids ages 6 – 12
School Tours of Dia Exhibition and Cultural Craft for Kids

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