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Calaveras – Sugar Skulls for Day of the Dead
October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$28 – $38
Decorate sugar skulls (calaveras) for Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos. Sugar and the Italian technique for molding it into decorative sculptures came to Mexico in the 1700’s. As Mexican culture melded Catholic and indigenous customs into its own identity, the sugar skull was born. Traditionally used to honor ancestors on the family altar (ofrenda) during Dia de los Muertos, the popularity of sugar skull imagery now extends far beyond the ofrenda, both in Mexico and – it seems – everywhere else. This year, ACE will commemorate Day of the Dead with a community ofrenda and art exhibit. Explore the art of calaveras and make some for your personal ofrenda, or to add to the community ofrenda at ACE. Please enter through 5th Street door.
Little ones will need the help of a responsible adult
Date: October 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Connie Sherrard
Cost: $28 Member / $38 Non-member
Teaching Artist Bio: Connie Sherrard has a Bachelor’s of Art in Studio Art from Beloit College, Wisconsin. She also has a background in education and has spent time traveling, living and working in Latin America. This is where she participated in Day of the Dead festivities.
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