Día de los Muertos

We’re collaborating with artists Pepe Caudillo, Peter Marin, Cornelio Campos, and Leticia Alvarez to explore the artistic and cultural traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. We’re excited to share special classes, celebrations, outreach and community programs and a panel discussion on October 13 on the origins of this tradition + issues of cultural appropriation.

Día de los Muertos programming is made possible in part through a Cultural Access grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh + Wake County. Artspace is supported by United Arts Council of Raleigh + Wake County + funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.

October

Art Happy Hour // Oaxacan Traditions: Colorful Animal Art with Leticia Alvarez
TH October 11
7 – 9pm
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members
Materials provided.

Bring your friends and make small paintings on canvas that incorporates the bright colors and patterns of Oaxacan Alebrijes, the imaginary creatures of Mexican folklore.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

Leticia Alvarez is a Mexican artist; she studied Art at the University of Monterrey (UDEM), and participated on numerous exhibitions.  Leticia got a Master degree in Education through Art, from the University of Nuevo León.   She got married and moved to the United States, where she got a scholarship at the University of Virginia Tech, and obtain a Master Degree in Latin American Studies, History and Literature.  She loves to represent Mexico and her culture through her paintings.

The artist lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband David Elizondo and her four kids, where she teaches Art in her studio.

Panel Discussion with Leticia Alvarez, Pepe Caudillo + Cornelio Campos
SAT October 13, 11am

FREE!

Join us for a free talk on the origins of the tradition Día de los Muertos + issues of cultural appropriation.

Connect + Create // Papier-Mâché: Sugar Skulls with Peter Marin
SAT October 20
11am – 1pm

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Join Peter Marin and create traditional calaveras (sugar skulls) from papier-mâché and other recycled materials. Learn the culture behind the popular imagery.

Pre-registration full, walk-ins welcome

Peter Marin was born and raised in Mexico City.  He has lived in New York City, Madrid, San Francisco and Oakland.  Marin has been painting abstraction for 25 years, and exhibits both nationally and internationally in Mexico, Spain, California, New York and North Carolina. As an independent artist, he has forged a professional path shaped by curating and producing independent exhibitions, expositions in public spaces, non-profit programming, cultural arts, and programs on abstraction. He is also an active advocate for the arts, and supports 501c3 organizations by serving on boards, volunteering, fundraising and donating.

Mural painting at Centro’s Day of the Dead 5k
SAT October 27
9am – 12pm

FREE!

Centro is hosting a Day of the Dead 5k and celebration and we’ll have an interactive mural that you can help paint! Artist Cornelio Campos worked with the Brentwood Boys + Girls Club to design the mural and now we need you to help paint it. Come celebrate with us and be a part of this community art project!

 

November

First Friday // Ofrendas Celebration
Friday November 2, 6-10pm

FREE!

It’s Día de los Muertos! Come celebrate with us and see Peter Marin’s Ofrenda installation, indulge in a Videri chocolate and Pan de Muertos tasting, all while enjoying traditional Mexican music.


¡Celebre el Día de los Muertos con nosotros!

 

Tradiciones oaxaqueñas: ALEBRIJES, COLORIDO ARTE ANIMAL CON LETICIA ALVAREZ
Jue Oct 11 / 7 – 9 pm
Miembros $25. Entrada general: $35.
Se proveerán materiales. Edades: 21 +

Pinte sobre tela en formato pequeño figuras que incorporen los colores brillantes y los patrones de los alebrijes oaxaqueños, las criaturas imaginarias del folclor mexicano.

MESA REDONDA CON LETICIA ALVAREZ, PEPE CAUDILLO y CORNELIO CAMPOS
Sab Oct 13 / 11 am
¡Gratis! Para todas las edades

Acompáñenos a una conversación abierta con estos artistas locales para hablar sobre los orígenes de la tradición del Día de Muertos y sobre asuntos de apropiación cultural.

CALAVERAS DE AZÚCAR EN PAPEL MACHÉ con PETER MARIN
Sab Oct 20 / 11 am – 1 pm
Miembros: $10. Entrada general: $15
Se proveerán materiales. Para todas las edades

Acompañe a Peter Marin en la creación de las tradicionales calaveras de azúcar hechas con papel maché y otros materiales reciclados. Aprenda sobre la cultura cimentada detrás de estas imágenes populares.

PINTURA MURAL EN LA CARRERA 5K, DIA DE MUERTOS, CENTRO RESTAURANT
Sab Oct 27 / 9 am to 12 pm
¡Gratis! Para todas las edades

Tendremos un mural interactivo en la Carrera de 5 kilómetros del Restaurante Centro. Cornelio Campos trabajó con elBrentwood Boys & Girls Club para diseñar el mural y ahora ¡necesitamos tu ayuda para pintarlo! ¡Ven a ser parte de este proyecto de arte comunitario!

PRIMER VIERNES y CELEBRACION CON OFRENDAS
Vie Nov 2 / 6 – 10 pm
¡Gratis! Para todas las edades

¡Es Día de Muertos! Venga a celebrar con nosotros y observe la ofrenda instalada por Peter Marin. Complazca su paladar con una probada de chocolate Videri y Pan de Muertos mientras disfruta de la tradicional música mexicana.