Dia De Los Muertos Art Reception
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ART RECEPTION:
South Broadway Cultural Center is continuing a long tradition of celebrating Dia de Los Muertos in a free event on Sunday, November 1, 2015 with a large art exihibition and much more.
Considered to be a cultural treasure by those in the surrounding community, the annual celebration brings a large number of people to the South Broadway Cultural Center to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead on November 1st, in connection to The Catholic holiday of All Saints Day celebrated worldwide each year. The tradition originated in Mexico and is still practiced among indigenous people there. Traditionally, Dia de Los Muertos involves visits to the gravesites of loved ones, where often elaborate decorations are placed.
Co-sponsored by the Consulado de Mexico, the celebration focuses not on death, but on celebrating the lives that have gone ahead -- the natural progression.
Scheduled from 11a.m. to 6 p.m., the Dia de Los Muertos celebration will feature both traditional and contemporary ofrendas (offerings) to honor the deceased. A community ofrenda will be created on which members of the public may place photographs of their departed loved ones. The Mexican Consulate and Garcia Mortuary are partnering to support the creation of special ofrendas and will announce the ofrenda winners at 11:30 a.m.
The celebration will take place throughout the South Broadway Cultural Center and South Broadway Library. In the large community room will be the "Dead Market," an artists' market with themed art, jewelry and other objects celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, Others will exhibit their art in the Library, where a "Dead Poets Ofrenda" will be on display.
Live music by Mala Maña, Folklorico dance by Fiesta Mexicana and comedian by Goldie Garcia.
Food Trucks offering both traditional Mexican fare and typical American food like hamburgers and hot dogs will be onsite. A costume contest and a live social media table will engage the attendees and offer prizes. Kids will have fun with special activities in the South Broadway Library.
Admission is free to this traditional celebration that also offers a lot of fun experiences!
This year's program will include:
11:00 - 11:30 Aztec Dancers: BALLET XALLITIC
11:30 - 12:00 Daina Molina, SYMBOL AND ICONS, History of Dia de Los Muertos
12:00 Consulado de Mexico: Announces Ofrenda Winners followed by 10 minutes of Comedy: Goldie Garcia
12:30 - 12:45 Folklorico: Fiesta Mexicana
12:45 - 1:15 La Rondalla de Albuquerque in the MPR, Gallery, Library
1:15 - 1:30 Folklorico: Fiesta Mexicana
2:00 - 3:00 JAGG (New Mexico Style Music)
3:30-3:45pm Folklorico: Fiesta Mexicana
3:45 Costume Contest
4:00-5:45 Music by Mala Maña