Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
Lawndale Art Center is pleased to present its 26th Annual Día de los Muertos events October 21 - November 9, 2013, a celebration of the art, music and folklife of Mexico.For over twenty years Lawndale has presented an annual open call, non-juried exhibition that celebrates the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos in a contemporary context. This program supports area artists and students by offering them an opportunity to show their works to diverse audiences in a museum quality setting.Over the years additional programming has been developed to educate audiences and encourage dialogue in celebration of Mexican-American heritage in our region. Día de los Muertos programs and exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center promote cultural awareness of Mexican folk art practices associated with this celebration of family, life and community.In conjunction with the 2013 Dia de los Muertos celebration, Lawndale, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Inprint, and Musiqa present a Musical & Literary Ofrenda, an evening of celebration and remembrance.Tuesday, October 29, 2013
performances begin at 6:15 PMDuring Día de los Muertos, families create ofrendas to remember and honor the memory of their ancestors. River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Musiqa composers will present short original contemporary, classic compositions as musical ofrendas. Inprint will also present original readings written in the tradition of making an offering during the Día de los Muertos celebrations.This event is a partnership between ROCO, Inprint, Musiqa and Lawndale.