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Aztec dancers to Perform
SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS - Trickster Gallery, owned and operated by the American Indian Center of Chicago, will host an opening reception for its newest exhibit called "Day of the Dead; A Native American Tribute" on Friday, October 28 from 7:00-10:00 pm cdt.
Curetted by Emmanuel L. White Eagle, an artist of Mexican and Native American descent, this group show honors Native American icons using the traditional Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, art style.
Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday where family and friends gather to remember loved ones who have passed on, and is a happy and colorful celebration where death takes a lively, friendly expression. The art form itself draws inspiration from the works of artist JosÃ© Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), and typically consists of beautifully decorated skulls and skeletons, or calaveras.
The mission of this year's exhibit is to use the power of art to unbury the past and bring Native American people, their history, and accomplishments to light. The fusion of these two cultures is a natural one, with both being indigenous to the same continent and sharing some of the same customs and history.
In addition to Mr. White Eagle, other artists featuring their work include Stephanie Garland, Gigi Deluxe Arroyo, Lynell Ingram, Megan Tyndall, Miguel Lopez Lemuz, Kapra Fleming, BJ Storms, & CZR PRZ.
Aztec dancers will perform at 8:30 pm and traditional Ponche de Frutas/Mexican Fruit Punch and Pan de Muerto/Day of the Dead bread will be served. Lounge music by Deejay Mario.
This event is free and open to the public of all ages. A traditional altar where photos, flowers, and food can be placed will be on display, and visitors are welcome to leave something in remembrance of their loved ones. Arriving dressed in Day of the Dead costume and make up is welcome.
Trickster Gallery is located at 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, Illinois. The exhibit will be on display through January 28, 2012.
posted October 21, 2011 1:20 pm edt
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