November 2, 2012 5:30-8pm Free Round Room at Third Street Center and R2 Gallery at CCAH Center for Arts 520 S. 3rd Street, Carbondale Building community through art, the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH) and Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) will present its first annual collaborative Dia de los Muertos fiesta on First Friday, November 2nd. TRTC’s annual dance performance and poetry reading with Ballet Folklorico will combine with the annual gallery exhibit at CCAH starting at 5:30pm at the TRTC theater, 67 Promenade. A procession open to all will then walk from TRTC, down Main and Third Streets to the Third Street Center bringing the celebration to the Round Room and the R2 Gallery in the CCAH Center for the Arts at 6pm, and include traditional food, music, authentic altars, original artwork, sculpture, and visual work. The CCAH exhibit will stay up in the gallery for the entire month of November. More information is available at www.carbondalearts.com or by calling 970.963.1680. “Thunder River and CCAH reach into the lives of those in our community through art, celebrating diversity and inspiring joy,” said Amy Kimberly, CCAH executive director. 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 & Thunder River Theatre presents Dia de los Muertos Fiesta on First Friday
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