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Day of the Dead Art Walk

Day of Dead Aurora

By Edward Swift

Fábrica la Aurora will celebrate the Day of the Dead at the Art Walk on Saturday, October 31, from 5-8pm. Most of the galleries and businesses will display altars, and some of the galleries are planning special exhibitions.

Art Walk in Celebration
of Day of the Dead
Sat, Oct 31, 5-8pm
Fábrica la Aurora
Calzada de la Aurora

Every year, Emigdio Ledesma creates a special altar in the main entrance. He is a former textile worker from the fábrica and is dedicated to preserving the traditions of San Miguel. This year his altar will commemorate persons who contributed to the making of the spirit and growth of the San Miguel community as we know it today. The altar will be traditional, down to the last grain of salt, but it will have some elements of surprise.

However, if you’re in the mood for something less traditional, I suggest the James Harvey gallery for starters, or perhaps, KURO, the gallery of Mario Oliva and his associates, where you can expect just about anything.

The Intersección gallery, immediately to the right of the main entrance, has announced a special exhibit: “Mictlán, el lugar de muertos,” a collection of surrealistic paintings by the Japanese artist Yui Sakamoto, who has found inspiration in the folklore of Mexico.

In keeping with the Day of the Dead theme, Pineda Covalin will be presenting a new collection of designs titled “Ofrenda.” Beatriz Castaneda will inaugurate her new space in Section C. Her newest works include monotypes portraying delicate floral and abstract motifs. Merry Calderoni will unveil her new paintings in reverse done on Plexiglas. And Mai Onno will be in Marilo Carral’s Gallery presenting her latest paintings, a collection titled “Primordial Vision.” Additionally, Kelley Vandiver will repeat his success of last year by doing face paintings by appointment in his Section B studio. We hope to see you at this very special annual event.


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