The Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery will be holding its annual Dia de los Muertos exhibit October 7th – November 2nd. Dia de los Muertos is a cultural celebration dating back to the early Aztecs. During this time we celebrate the lives of those that have gone before us. Altars or ofrendas are made for loved ones, family members, and friends that have died. We celebrate their lives and remember them in death.
This year the center will be filled with art and ofrendas. Master artist Peter Perez will be creating a community altar where everyone is asked to participate by adding a photo of a loved one who has passed. Local Art Educator, Luz Lua-Foster, will be creating a mural with her art students from Weber Tech. Institute using yarn paintings as their media. Works from local Artistas del Valle, Richard Rios , Jorge Elizalde and Zennon Macias will be part of the display. And artist Angelique Grijalva will be creating an ofrenda with her Catrina Project students in honor of Las Adelitas.
The exhibit will also include ofrendas and artworks from other community members and local artists. The center is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00p.m.