Día de los Muertos: Exhibition, Parade, Workshops & Tours!

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21st Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition:
October 18 – November 16, 2013

Opening Reception: Fall Gallery Night, Friday, October 18th from 5 – 9pm
6pm – 7:30pm: Trio Alma Latina Mariachi Band
7:30 – 8pm: Gallery talk by Curator, Juan Lopez

4th Annual Parade:
Friday, November 1st at Walker Square Park (1028 S. 9th St.)
3 – 4pm: Face-painting and arts and crafts
5pm: Parade procession will begin
6pm: Performance by Ballet Folklorico
7pm: Vigil for Peace

Dia Parade

School Tours:
Available for schools and small groups.  To reserve a tour and/or workshop, please contact Gary Tuma at 414.672.2787 ext. 10 or gary@wpca-milwaukee.org.

More info here.

Día de los Muertos Ofrenditas Workshop:

Celeste Contreras conducts an ofrenda (altar) workshop in WPCA’s Blue Box Theater.

Saturday, October 19
2pm – 4pm

Fee:
$30 per person
Lunch and materials included, all you have to do is bring a photo or photos of the ones you want honor!

Please contact Gary Tuma at 414.672.2787 ext. 10 or gary@wpca-milwaukee.org to reserve your spot in this workshop. Space is limited to 15 participants, adults only please!

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 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.

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