Wednesday, October 22, 2003
From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Maryhill Museum of Art visitors can participate in a traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) program.
Featured activities include musicians Los Temerosos, guest artist Armando Olveda, and traditional Mexican folk dancing.
The program is open to all ages and children under 17 are free with one paid adult.
"Bring your entire family for an afternoon of fun activity and exploration," said Spousta. "Try your hand at painting your own papier-mache skull and folk dancing. It'll be a great day for families to learn about this tradition that honors ancestors with colorful art, food, music, and altars."
The Hood River Mexican Folk Dance 4-H Club and 4-H Mid-Valley Mexican Folk Dancers will demonstrate traditional Mexican dancing and the Los Temerosos musical group will liven up the afternoon with traditional Mexican festival music.
The Dia de los Muertos has its roots in ancient Mexican traditions. Families share stories about their ancestral loved ones, prepare favorite foods, create elaborately decorated altars, play music and dance.
All supplies for making a papier-mache skull will be provided free.