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"Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas"
2006-11-02 until 2006-12-02
USA United States of America
"Dia De Los Muertos has always been intriguing to me and with this show I hope to shed a little light on the subject, by asking artists to give us their rendition here in Detroit 2006" says show curator Diana Alva. Dia de los Muertos is considered one of Mexico's most wondrous celebrations, merging Spanish and European religion and traditions with ancient beliefs and superstitions of pre-Columbian Indian cultures dating as far back as 300 B. C. Living for the dead reflects the duality that is fundamental to Mexico's people, culture, art and history.absolutearts.com Premiere Portfolio Artist Dennis Jones has created an installation, "Toyland", for the exhibition.
Featured artists include Vito Valdez, Matthew Hanna, Dennis Jones, Terry Burton, Deb King, Mary Herbeck and more.
Death is not the end, it is a new beginning. It is the intimate connection between life and death which implies life beyond the grave is what allows the souls of the departed to return. Whether human or animal, skulls and skeletons have always been prominent in Meso-American culture not only as a symbol of death, but also as an expression (often humorous) of the belief that the dead continue to have life and form. What is an Ofrenda? They are the offerings...in this case, of an artistic nature. An alter, a space, a place, a blank canvas, a peace alter or video. What is the individual artist's interpretation? Be sure to come and see how our artist mix cultures, time periods, and personal stances on the fate that awaits us all.
View more of Dennis Jones work at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/d/dennisjones/.
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