During our Day of the Dead Member Show
Saturday, November 2nd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Artist Talk 7pm – Jesus Macarena Avila
From ‘Dias de los Muertos’ to ‘Muertoween’: Understanding Traditions and Commercializing Culture
ON THE MENU: Chili, homemade bread, drinks, dessert and more
RAFFLE: One raffle chance free with ticket purchase, buy as many as you like!
TICKETS: One Adult $35, Two Adults $60, One Child over 10 years $10
About the Artist Talk with Jesus Macarena Avila
November 2nd 7pm – 8pm
Led by artist Jesus Macarena Avila, talk about understanding the Mexican holiday via other artistic expressions to U.S. community involvement. This talk will explore the recent commercial phenomena of merging this holiday with Halloween merchandising.
Macarena-Avila has an MFA degree from the Vermont College of Norwich University and BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Macarena-Avila has lectured internationally at many educational and arts institutions such as Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Illinois), and Wits University (Johannesburg, South Africa). Including Henry Tayali Cultural Center (Lusaka, Zambia), (Cape Town, South Africa), and the Victorian College for the Arts (Melbourne, Australia). He is a founder of INC. (Instituto de Nuestra Cultura).