Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas
October 28 – November 18
Latino Arts Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate life with Latino Arts’ annual Day of the Dead exhibition, featuring a dazzling array of ofrendas (altars) prepared by local, regional, and international artists.
|Concrete River shrine
Environmental artist Melanie Ariens and I have reprised and reformatted our Concrete River shrine/reliquary and it is on display along with the many more traditional ofrendas at the United Community Center's Latino Arts Gallery.
My photographs of the Kinnickinnic River are mounted on panels that represent the concrete channel. Melanie once again has created two assemblages. On one side is a shrine honoring the river, water in general, and the Great Lakes. On the other side is a reliquary composed of detritus removed from the river. In keeping with the spirit of Dia de los Muertos it is meant to symbolize the life, death and rebirth of the KK River.
|Concrete River reliquary
I hope you can join us for the opening. If not the exhibit remains on view through Nov. 18.
The Latino Arts Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The United Community Center is located at 1028 South 9th Street in Milwaukee. For more information go to the Latino Arts website.