In celebration of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead, Hola Community Arts presents the work of renowned Mexican artist Margarita Figueroa at the Wortham Center for Performing Arts October 18th - November 2nd.
Margarita Figueroa sculpts life-size, whimsical Catrinas in the Alambroide technique which consists in wired structured figures covered with papier-mâché and painted with acrylic colors.
Catrina, an elegant, skeletal woman made famous by printmaker José Guadalupe Posada in the early 1900s, is one of the most recognizable figures in the Day of the Dead holiday and still permeates and influences Mexican Folk Art today.
The Día de los Muertos Holiday has expanded beyond its roots in Mexico to provide comfort and community to those who have lost loved ones in cultures around the world.
"Día de los Muertos is distinctly different from Halloween in origin, celebration and culture. Día de los Muertos is truly a joyous celebration of life and the beauty of remembering those who have come before us," said Adriana Chavela, Executive Director of Hola Community Arts. "During this celebration, the dead sort of become a part of the living world, as families tell stories and reflect on memories of them."
The Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead holiday is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd throughout Latin America, but is more closely associated with Mexico, where it originated.
Wortham Center for Performing Arts
October 18th - November 2nd
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Special Viewing Hours:
Welcome Day at the Wortham
October 19, 2019 • 10am - 5pm
Día de los Muertos Art Exhibit
November 1st & 2nd 10am - 8pm
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