Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Celebrate Day of The Dead Before The State Makes It Illegal

Calaca Cultural Center Presents:
Sixth Annual Dia de los Muertos Altar & Art Exhibition - “Cajitas & Nichos”
Part of Calaca Community Gallery Series

Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park,
1300 N. College, Tempe, AZ (College and Curry)

October 16th, 2010 to January 14th, 2011
Reception: Saturday November 6th 6pm to 10pm

Featuring: Visual artists, Altar makers, nicho, cajita and retablo makers, including Dia de los Muertos animation videos.

Including: “Viajes de los Muertos-Travels of the Dead” art featuring Arizona and California premier Day of the Dead artists.

Cajitas & Nichos
Every year Calaca’s Dia de los Muertos is brought to the public as a form of art. This year, we will feature the concepts of Cajitas, Nichos and Retablos.

Cajitas are a popular form of ofrendas, altars, and remembrances to a loved one. It is common in many parts of Latin America and parts of the U.S. to see decorative boxes called "nichos" set upon tables and pedestals displaying religious icons. These boxes may serve to mark a significant religious event or to honor a patron saint. Nichos or Retablos are made from mixed media and traditionally combine elements from Roman Catholicism, Mestizo spirituality, and popular culture.

“Calaca Dia de los Muertos Altar & Art Exhibition” was first developed in 2004 as part of continuing Calaca Community Gallery Series. From its initial development, this work has been community based and in character to basic principles with Dia de los Muertos.

Sponsors and Exhibition Partners:
Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park (gallery space), Teleguia en Espanol, Zopilote E-News, El Quinto Sol and others.

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