The Day of the Dead – A Step to Eternity: Un Paso a la Eternidad
In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Mexican revolution, in which approximately one million people died to replace the dictator Porfirio Diaz in order to create a Constitutional republic, this year’s theme of the Day of the Dead is based on revolution and change or honoring death as the price for liberty.
October 20 — November 13, 2010
Reception and Celebration:
Saturday, Nov. 6, 3-7PM
Thursday October 14th
Latina(o) Artists United Against Breast Cancer, Reflections on Canvas, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at Latinas Contra Cancer in San Jose. 255 North Market Street, Suite 175 (corner of Julian-on North San Pedro side on backside of building)This is truly an international collaboration with art pieces, sculptures and photographs from Latin America, Europe and the U.S. a few of the local Bay Area artists include: Roxanne Quezada Chartouni, Alejandra Palos, Alejandra Oseguera, and myself.
I have a painting on display in the mansion. There will also be a Days of the Dead ceremony led by Yolanda Aranda with Xaguia Aztec dancers, Folklore music and dancing by Mariachi Juvenil de Hayward and Grupo Folklorico Tlapalli Musical performances by Blanca, Jesus Cisneros, Viviane DeLeon Bias and Solo Amigos, Chabot College Theatre performs an original Days of the Dead play, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, activities for kids.
Presented in partnership with Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.
You can participate! Bring canned food for the community altar. All the food will be donated to a local food bank.
The Meek Mansion is located at 17365 Boston Road at Hampton Road in Hayward
I hope to share an easy DIY project every once in a while. This being the first of many. I am normally not a big crafter but I do enjoy DIY projects. This one is pretty easy I’d say and I didn’t have to look far to find the items to make this.
Here’s what you’ll need:
S tep 1: Find a tin container to cover. I recycled a Rosarita’s Refried Beans tin, but any clean tin will do.
Step 2: Measure and cut a piece of your favorite scrapbook, magazine page, or leftover gift-wrap paper to fit around the tin. It could be a single strip of paper or small pieces added to cover the entire tin.
Step 3: Cover the blank side of the paper with rubber cement.
Step 4: Carefully wrap the scrapbook paper strip around the container while lining up the seams. Or placed randomly if using smaller pieces of paper.
Step 6: Embellish the container with ribbons or other epherma of your choice. I used hot glue to attach the ribbon.
Step 8: Try it on different sized tins, line them up on a windowsill, as centerpieces on a table or fill with sand and use with a votive candle.
note: I can see myself using this covered tin to hold my paintbrushes once the flowers are gone.
Have fun with it!