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La Peña Presents: Dia de los Muertos, Opening Reception (Austin, TX)

  • La Peña Gallery 227 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

Please join us to remember the lives of departed loved ones,
and to celebrate life through a Collective Art Exhibition.

Starting at 5PM Live Music by:
The BenTones
Pati Ayala-McLean, Bob Stillinger, Robert Wyatt, Ron Benton and, Doug McLean.

Opening Reception
October 27, 2018 • 6-8PM
Free Admission

Participating Artists:
Alejandra Almuelle, Alondra Acosta, JC. Amorrortu, Santa Barraza, Ana Borne, Verónica Castillo, Carlos Cedillo, Mary Cisneros, Cecilia Colomé, Naxieli Gomez, Suzy González, Lucy González, Luis Guerra, Brian Joseph, Salvador Lopez, Carlos Lowry, David Martinez, Kevin Muñoz, Carla Nickerson, Peter F. Ortiz, Rose, Juanita Towery, Ashley Tristan, April Sullivan

Texas A&M University Students:
Yazmine Arce, Jo Benavides, Bianca Barrera. Megan Buchen, Breana Briseno, Rachel Fuentes, Arianna B. Garza, Deziree N. Garza, Mabel Garza, Brittany S. Gritton, Kaylee Rayne Hensley, Evan Hernandez, Kaitlyn B. Lehman, Matthew Longoria, Samantha Lopez, Genesis Mendoza, Bryson Olivarez, Briana Rodriguez, Heather Marie Salazar, Oliver Solis, Jacqueline D. Zamora

About Dia de los Muertos and Ofrendas (Altares)

Día de los Muertos originated in ancient Mesoamerica (Mexico and northern Central America) where Indigenous groups, including Aztec, Maya and Toltec, had specific times when they commemorated their loved ones who had passed away.

The ofrenda is often the most recognized symbol of Día de los Muertos. This temporary altar is a way for families to honor their loved ones and provide them what they need on their journey. Altars typically include pictures of the deceased, items that belonged to them, and objects that serve as a reminder of their lives.