Join us at K Newby Gallery for the Faces of Dia de los Muertos Exhibit (Day of the Dead) from October 1st through November 12th, 2018. The exhibition will feature the artwork of Nancy Boren. There will be several ofrendas, community alters where the public is invited to leave a memento in remembrance of a loved one. Patrons are asked to leave copies of photos or small remembrances that do not need to be returned.
Special viewing of the show between 5 – 7 PM on Sunday, October 28th. Immediately following the All Souls Procession through town, meet in the K Newby Gallery Sculpture Garden for a community party featuring a bonfire, Beer Garden, food trucks and an 8 piece live band Suerte!
Enjoy this wonderful cultural celebration with an evening of remembrance, dancing and celebration!
Dia de los Muertos, a widely observed holiday in Mexico and other Latin countries. It is a time when the living remember and honor departed relatives. But rather than doing so in a gloomy manner, as the name may suggest, The Day of the Dead is a time of festive celebration.
“Sometimes, when people of other cultures hear for the first time about the celebration of the Day of the Dead, they mistakenly think it must be: gruesome, terrifying, scary, ugly and sad,” according to inside-mexico.com. “Nothing could be further from the truth. The Day of the Dead is a beautiful ritual in which Mexicans happily and lovingly remember their loved relatives that have died.”