Venice, CA, October 30th, 2021 –
Join SPARC on Saturday, October 29th for our 19th annual every year to honor the memories of those who have passed on. Guests are invited to contribute to our community altar that represents Día de los Muertos traditions from regions across Mexico and Central America. Professor Ramirez-Oropeza will lead an invocation ritual in Nahuatl, Spanish and English that calls the spirits to join the celebration, followed by a brief question and answer session. Join us for a workshop led by Candy Angel. Be a part of our ceremony by bringing a photograph of a loved one for our community altar created by our team at SPARC.
Support local vendors and stay warm the entire night with hot chocolate and Oaxacan treats just outside of SPARC. After the ritual SPARC will be open late for a timed-entry talk with Martha Ramirez-Oropeza on the significance of the Dia de los Muertos ritual. The Durón Gallery will also be available for visitation, featuring artworks by artist and SPARC co-founder Judith F. Baca. Upon arrival, visit our check-in table to receive your color-coded wristband and entry time.
All COVID policies will be in place. Guests must bring masks and proof of Vaccination (for all adults).
Social & Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
685 Venice Boulevard,
Venice, CA 90291
Dates and Times:
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
3:00 – 5:00 pm – Art Workshop led by Candy Angel (Broadway Elementary School)
5:00 to 5:30pm – Invocation Ritual by UCLA Professor Martha Ramirez-Oropeza
5:30 to 6:00 pm – Question and Answer Session with Professor Martha Ramirez-Oropeza
6:30 to 7pm – Spend the rest of the evening visiting our community altar and our major exhibition featuring the work of one of SPARC’s Founding Members and Artistic Director – Judith F. Baca. Enjoy hot chocolate and Oaxacan food with friends and family
The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) has provided arts programming in Los Angeles communities since 1976. Our mission is to empower local communities by producing and preserving public artworks that are developed in collaboration with residents; and to facilitate innovative arts programs that encourage audiences to imagine a more just and equitable world.
If you would like more information about Día de los Muertos at SPARC, please contact Lorena Alamillo/VPE PR.
Lorena Alamillo/VPE PR,
(213) 443-6953, email@example.com
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