November 2, 2012 5:30-8pm Free Round Room at Third Street Center 520 S. 3rd Street Building community through art, the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH) will present its annual Dia de los Muertos fiesta on First Friday, November 2, 6-8pm in the Round Room at the Third Street Center. Featuring a show of altars, original artwork, sculpture, and visual work, CCAH is calling all artists to submit work for this exhibit by October 19th. Works must be delivered to the gallery by October 29th. The exhibit will stay up the entire month of November. More information is available at www.carbondalearts.com or by calling 970.963.1680. “This is a special year marking a partnership between the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities and Thunder River Theatre Company in celebrating Day of the Dead,” said Amy Kimberly, CCAH executive director. Thunder River’s (TRTC) annual performance with Ballet Folklorico, poetry and performance starts the evening at 5:30pm at its theater, 67 Promenade. A procession open to all will walk from TRTC, down Main Street to Third Street bringing the celebration to CCAH with traditional food, music and the gallery opening at the Third Street Center. “Thunder River and CCAH reach into the lives of those in our community through art, celebrate our diverse population and inspire joy,” added Kimberly. Dia de los Muertos is a three-day Mexican festival in which families pay their respects to loved ones who have died. This ancient tradition, dating back to Aztec and Meso-American cultures over 3,000 years ago, reflects the traditional beliefs of a life/death/rebirth continuum, and reveres death as a beginning to a new life. It is believed that spirits of deceased loved ones return during this festival, and the tradition chants, “Don’t take anything lying down – not even death.” For more information about the November gallery exhibit, visit: www.carbondalearts.com or call: 970.963.1680.
CCAH presents Dia de los Muertos Fiesta on First Friday – CALL FOR ARTISTS
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