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M is for Muertos, Minnows, and Monarchs

Creating Day of the Dead offerings for our fragile, finned, and winged friends


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Oct 25, 2015
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Learn about the ABC's of making paper marigolds, papel picado, sugar fish and butterflies, and finned pan de muerto--all to honor our extinct and endangered local fauna. It's free and fun for the entire family.

Limited to 25 people

Register: at 897-8831

El Dia de los Muertos, celebrated in the coming weeks, is Mexico’s most colorful and lively acknowledgement of death.

Noel Chilton ran an art center in Oaxaca, Mexico for many years. There, she learned all about the festivities and crafts of the area and is eager to share them with you. Together, we will make traditional flowers, flags, and bread with a twist. Instead of honoring humans past, we will create ofrendas for the native fish we have lost in recent decades and for the silvery minnow who struggles to survive today. The butterflies are also losing their habitats at alarming rates. We will fashion some of our ofrendas for them as well, since M is for Muertos, Monarchs, and Minnows, oh MY! The Y is for YOU. We hope to see you this Sunday.

While here, visit the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery’s current exhibit on display from now until December 27th.

In PARCH: an art exhibit, six local artists express their relationship with water in the desert, using a variety of techniques, ranging from fiber to acrylics to ceramics. Selected artists include: Jane Gordon, Betty Busby, Joshua Willis, Julie Wagner, Kristin Thacher, and Rachel Harris-Huffman.