ARTE Y ALMAS at The California Museum

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 2017
Oct. 13-Dec. 30, 2017

A journey through life, love and death, Arte y Almas: Día de Los Muertos 2017 (Art & Souls: Day of the Dead 2017) features contemporary installations by La Sonrisa de La Muerte and Lapiztola from Mexico and California artists Lurac and Oscar Magallanes.

Opening at the Museum’s Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta 2017 (Day of the Dead Party 2017)  on Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, the exhibit explores the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on November 1 and 2 by creating calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved from the Aztecs to modern day Mexico and California.

Members of the public are also invited to celebrate friends and family with a remembrance in the exhibit’s accompanying Community Altar Oct. 7 through Dec. 30, 2017.

Crossing Borders Exhibition

October 22 – December 4, 2014
Opening reception: October 22, 2014
Conversation with the artists, October 22, 6 p.m.

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Guest curator Eric Almanza ‘04, a CSUDH alumnus and painter whose works will also be on display. He has selected the following artists whose work focuses on migration and immigration: Nery Gabriel Lemus, Oscar Magallanes, Antonio Pelayo, Eric Almanza and San Jose pure-fiber artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood.

Artzray Launches with my Interview

My good friend Marshal Ayers has just launched Artzray, an online e-zine that is dedicated to be a resource to young artist of multiple disciplines. Recognizing that achieving a career in the arts is often nonlinear they have began to compile important information that can help guide young artist.