Standing Rock Cultural Art presents
“Dia De Los Muertos” (Day of
the Dead) Mask Workshop
-In Preparation for an Exhibition on October 29 at The North Water Street Gallery
The North Water Street Gallery. 257 N. Water St.
Saturday, October 15, 3-5pm.
Ages: 5 & Up.
Materials: Basic materials provided. Ideas and materials welcome.
Cost: Free. A $5 Donation would be greatly appreciated.
Organic and healthy snacks from Kent Natural Foods Cooperative will be provided.
Contact for Registration: Amanda at 330-554-7430.
CONTACT for SRCA: 330-673-4970
ABOUT THE “DAY OF THE DEAD” HOLIDAY
This festive Mexican Holiday honors all those who have passed before us. But
let us not be somber. They celebrate with music, food, drinks, paintings and
large puppet sculptures. Like the celebration of a birthday, this holiday reconfirms
annually the love, goodwill, and generosity that the beloved can count on, no
matter that they are dead.
Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in many parts of the world,
typically on November 1 (All Saints' Day) and November 2 (All Souls' Day).
The Day of the Dead is also celebrated to a lesser extent in other Latin American
countries; for example, it is a public holiday in Brazil, where many Brazilians
celebrate it by visiting cemeteries and churches. The holiday is also observed
in the Philippines. Observance of the holiday has spread to Mexican-American
communities in the United States, where in some locations, the traditions are
being extended. Similarly-themed celebrations also appear in some Asian and African
Though the subject matter may be considered morbid from the perspective of some
other cultures, celebrants typically approach the Day of the Dead joyfully, and
though it occurs at the same time as Halloween, All Saints' Day and All Souls
Day, the traditional mood is much brighter with emphasis on celebrating and honoring
the lives of the deceased, and celebrating the continuation of life; the belief
is not that death is the end, but rather the beginning of a new stage in life.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are always looking
for sponsors to help cover expenses for our art and educational activities. Donations
are tax deductible.
Checks payable to:
257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240
Thank you to our current sponsors: The Ohio Arts Council, The City of Kent, The
Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The Sylvia Coogan Memorial Foundation,
The Kent Environmental Council, The Western Reserve Land Conservancy, The Kent
Stormwater Department, The Portage Area Regional Transit Authority (PARTA), Family
and Community Services of Portage County, City Bank Antiques, The Akron Beacon
Journal, The Home Savings Bank, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Woodsy's Music,
Kent Parks and Recreation, The Pan African Studies Department of Kent State University,
Wild Goats Cafe, Taco Tantos, Rays Place, Main Street Kent, 91.3 The Summit Radio,
Mr. And Mrs. Don Schjeldahl, Abruzzo’s Wine and Homebrew Supply, The Hoppin
Frog Brewery, Walt and Nancy Adams, The Lucky Penny Creamery, Totally Cooked
Catering, The Master Gardeners of Portage County, Jim Burris of The Universe,
and Edwin George, Cherokee.
We now also offer reasonably-priced memberships to assist in the cause. Membership
fees, benefits, and forms are available on our website. Donations and memberships
are tax deductible.
Thank you also to our current members: Daiv Whaley, Andrea and Rick Stahl and
Family, Ken Robinson, Bill and Shirley Mars, Vicki and Joe Bocchicchio, Anne
Haas, and Jim Vandenboom.