Sunday, October 4, 2009

5th Annual Day of the Dead Show

5th Annual DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Day of the Dead) Art Exhibit and Celebration @ Cactus Gallery

OPENING Reception :: Saturday, October 10, 2009 :: 7p-10p

Opening night coincides with our area's ARTWALK.
More info and map:

A Celebration of Life

Join us for another exciting and eclectic celebration of life!

Over 25 artists --
Altar by Alex Alferov and Summer Titone --
Music by DJ Cheebo --

Show dates :: October 6 - November 3, 2009

OPENING Reception :: Saturday, October 10, 2009 :: 7p-10p

CLOSING Reception :: Sunday, November 1, 2009 :: 3p-6p

Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) is a modern holiday with pre-Hispanic and Catholic influences. Day of the Dead participants pay homage to the dead and indulge in festive celebrations of life and its aftermath.

Traditionally, altars are built commemorating people, animals or events of significance.
Altars include flowers, photos, toys, mementos, letters, candles and offerings of food and alcohol. This is done to entice the dead and assure their souls actually return to take part in the remembrance.

Dress in your favorite Day of the Dead attire!

Bring photos, mementos, or favorite foods of your loved ones who have passed to
add to our altar.

No se lo pierdan!!! Tequilasos pa' los vivos.


-- More about Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) Gallery Night--

NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night is a free self-guided tour of the galleries, non-profits and artist run project spaces located in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA). NELA has a tradition in
the arts that dates back to the early 1900's when the USC College of Fine Arts was located in Highland Park and characters like Charles Lummis and Antonio Corsi were living in the area. The tradition continues with new spaces opening regularly. NELA is now one of L.A.'s most exciting destinations to view contemporary art. This December marks our 4th year!!
More info and map ::


Coming in November...
OBSERVATIONS featuring Patrick Haemmerlein and Stephen Canthal
November 6th - 30th