Fulgenzio Lazo, a well known Mexican artist, has agreed to come a give a talk about El Dia de Los Muertos as a cultural art expression. His talk will be in the library on Tuesday November 2nd: from 1:30 to 2:15 and 2:15 to 3:00 pm.
He will also be creating a sand carpet with Shellwyn Badger the art teacher and her morning classes on Tuesday!!
All the classes, parents and staff are invited to come and to participate in the activities. The carpet will have a temporary sort of existence. It will be created in the morning and cleaned up by end of the day.
The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd and is a celebration in which Mexicans remember and honor their deceased loved ones. Though it may sound gloomy or morbid, it’s not. It’s a festive and colorful holiday. Mexicans visit cemeteries, decorate the graves and spend time there – in the presence of their deceased friends and family members. They also make elaborately altars (sometimes called ofrendas) in their homes to welcome the spirits.
****DON’T FORGET TO BRING IN PHOTOS FOR THE ALTAR (BRING IN ON MONDAY)