October 2012 marks 20 years of WPCA celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a rich Mexican tradition. Curated by local artist and Michoacán, Mexico native, Jose Chavez, this traditional celebration will include a touch of contemporary flavor with ofrendas (altars/offerings) created by local artists of various backgrounds in addition to
sculpture and 2-D work related to the holiday.
Día de los Muertos recognizes death as a celebration of life. It reminds one to reflect on what they value through the commemoration of loved ones and their lives, while at the same time generating enthusiasm for the friends and family around us. As the celebration progresses, this dynamic gathering of people transforms itself into a festivity of life. Informational tours and culturally relevant crafts for kids are available during thecourse of this exhibition. Information on available workshops- including sugar skullmaking-will be available on our website on October 5th. Please visit www.wpcamilwaukee.org/gallery for details.