Día de Muertos Exhibit in Long Beach, California
Submitted by Mary Andrade on October 24, 2012 - 12:21pm
In collaboration with Alma Latina Long Beach and Protectors of Earth Mother, we invite you to our first annual Día de los Muertos exhibit which will run October 26-November 3, 2012.
This is a juried show, with pieces in a variety of media as well as commemorative altars.
Día de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico and Mexican-American communities November 2nd, with celebrations beginning on November 1st. It is believed that at this time the souls of the departed return to visit the living. It is not a time of mourning, it’s celebration of life. Altars are built during Día de los Muertos to honor the lives of those who have passed. These are often quite beautiful and elaborate creations, including favorite foods, beverages, music, and other items the loved ones would enjoy when their souls return to visit. Creating these altars is one of the most important traditions during Día de los Muertos celebrations around the globe.
This exhibit contains over 35 original art pieces and altars, including a communal altar. Visitors are invited to add to the altar.
Come celebrate life through art, dance, music, altars, and more!
Artist Reception: Friday, November 2nd 6pm – 10pm FREE EVENT
7pm dance performance by Alma Latina Long Beach www.almalatinalongbeach.com
***Dia de los Muertos attire encouraged***
Exhibit Dates: October 26 – November 3, 2012
Gallery Hours: MWF noon-7pm Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm
Location: Picture This Gallery & Custom Framing
4130 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808
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