Cultural Continuum: Dia de los Muertos
Join Mercado La Paloma, a project of Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, throughout October 2012 to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos as a part of our Art and Cultural Program, Cultural Continuum.
October 12th :: Art Opening “Renaissance 2012” :: 7:00-9:00pm
Oct. 14th: Introduction Into Altar Making Workshop ::
Participants will learn about the history of altares and their significance to Día de los Muertos, as well as all the components that makes an altar.
October 27th Dia De Los Muertos Artisan workshops: 11am - 4pm: FREE
ALTAR MAKING WORKSHOP
Participants will build an altar in commemoration of their loved ones.
PAPER MACHE MASK MAKING
Participants will create and decorate a classic paper mache calaca mask using traditional techniques.
SUGAR SKULL DECORATING
Participants will learn how to decorate sugar skulls using traditional and new decorating techniques.
PAPEL PICADO/MEXICAN PAPER CUT
Learn the basics of papel picado using simple cutting techniques and templates to create Day of the
PAPER FLOWER MAKING
Participants will use traditional paper flower making techniques to create flowers made of tissue paper that will be used for decorating the altar and the Día de los Muertos event.
October 28th Dia De Los Muertos Festival: 11:00am-9:00pm: FREE
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation is pleased to partner for a second year with Arturo Chabolla with Xamanism to produce our annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. The festival will feature amazing dance and theater performances, along with live music including a special performance by special guest Teca from Tijuana no! and Illiniza playing their unique ancestral sounds plus and many more. We will have both an alter contest and community altar, artisan vendors, face painting, a fixed art exhibit, and amazing food of Mercado la Paloma vendors.