Here is one more event to add to this Fridays party list... Somarts annual Dia de Los Muertos art show will be having their opening reception. This is one of my favorite art shows of the year, and always look forward to it... if you're around stop by and support Somarts and the many artist showcasing their arte and beautiful altars. Check me out on the flyer again this year... the theme is Illuminations, and the homies Rio and Renne Yañez curated the show, and hook me up with the gig, Gracias and Congratulations on another year of Dia de los Muertos greatness!!!
What: Illuminations: Día de los Muertos 2011
When: October 8–November 5, 2011
Where: SOMArts Bay Gallery, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
How Much: Free admission.
Gallery Hours: Tues–Fri, 12–7PM, Sat 11–5PM, Sun 11–3PM
El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, provides a way for people to embrace the beauty of life and to honor the spirits of the dead. Intricate, traditional altars and complex art installations created by more than 80 Bay Area artists from a breadth of cultural backgrounds are on display in Illuminations: Dia de los Muertos 2011. Altars and installations range from deeply personal to political and many invite contribution or interaction from visitors.
Attend the opening reception ($10 suggested donation) on Friday, October 7 from 6PM to 9PM to enjoy music, interactive performance and the unveiling of over 30 altars and installations. The evening includes a special performance by Herbert Siguenza, of Culture Clash fame. Siguenza will perform and live paint as renowned artist, Pablo Picasso.
Below are a few shoots from the photo shoot I had with Rio for the flyer... Shhhaaaauuuwww!!!