October 30 – November 10, 2018

  • Saturday, November 10, 1-4 pm Special 2nd Saturday Arts Day: Face painting, sugar skull decorating, food and fun as we remember friends and family

Desfile de Calaveras para El Día de los Muertos, Parade of Skeletons for Day of the Dead*

We invite you to make some art! Together we will create a Desfile de Calaveras/Parade of Skeletons, which will serve as background for our Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration*, 2nd Saturday, November 10, 1-4 pm.

The Arts Center opens our doors for skeleton making Tuesday-Saturday, October 30–November 10, 12 noon–5 PM each day. We will provide art supplies, paper and cardboard and tables to work on, and once you have made your “skeleton” it can be added to the wall. For those of you want to participate, but feel awkward drawing a skeleton, we will have a “Bag of Bones” available. We will also welcome bones/skeletons that were made at home.

We invite individuals, families, groups of friends — everyone — to visit, make and then join the hands on of many hand made skeletons. We seek all sizes of life-sized skeletons walking, standing, jumping and dancing along the walls. “Life sized” refers to different age groups, so all different sizes. Skeletons do not have to be realistic,  they can be simplification or interpretations. To make it even more fun we invite skeletons of animals, pets, fish, birds, angels and robots, and so forth, and so on . . .

 

*Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead, is primarily a Mexican tradition of honoring the dead by celebrating their memory on All Saints Day. The tradition has developed the wide use of skeletons, quite often dressed in their old profession. The most famous skeleton is the widely known figure of Catarina with her large hat, originally drawn by Posada, but even present in a mural by Diego Riviera (Frida Kahlo’s husband). This kind of playfulness is what we hope to recreate on the walls of The Arts Center.

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