Oct 272010

Celebrate Day of the Dead on Monday, November 1st, by visiting the (no dead people) cemetery behind Pura Vida Worldly Art at 3202a North Davidson Street. All interested people are welcome to create a tombstone to commemorate a loved one, and display it in the “cemetery.” (See info below on creating the tombstone.) But you don’t have to create a tombstone to participate. On Monday, November 1st, at 6pm, celebrate by visiting the graveyard, having a picnic, and even camping overnight. It’s free to participate.

If you’d like to make your own tombstone but need some direction, there will be a tombstone workshop on Thursday, October 28th, at 8:30pm, at the store. There’s a $15 charge for materials.

This year we are celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Nov 1st and 2nd by creating a cemetery behind our new location and inviting artists to create tombstones to exhibit and the public to picnic and spend the night at our cemetery.

The cemeteries in Mexico and other parts of Latin-America typically burst with color and are adorned with gigantic crosses and other religious imagery.

On el Dia de los Muertos (the Day …of the Dead), families honor their dead by bringing them food and drink and decking the burial grounds with flowers.

Friends and families gather and share stories of the dead, mourning yet celebrating their life and memories.

Tombstone Specs:
Minimum 12”(w) X 16”(h) and maximum 36”(w) X 48”(h)
-We encourage you to make the tombstones colorful (hot pink, blue, orange, etc.)
-The tombstone you design should include information regarding an actual person (can be famous,
acquaintance or a loved one)
-Please use weatherproof materials (these will be displayed outside)
- Take into consideration that many Latin-american cemeteries feature tombstones built like houses, buildings or religious symbols

Deadline: Friday October 29th
Email: Zach Reader at Zach@puravidaart.com if you wish to participate and with any questions!

If you know someone who would be interested in participating, we‘d love for you to pass this along to them. We hope artists from all over Charlotte participate.

 October 27, 2010  Posted by  craft, Cultural, Festivals

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