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Dia de los Muertos Art Show is a fun Art show that celebrates the lives of the departed.  The opening is a festive event and all are encouraged to come dressed up for the occasion.

We are all on a path to the same end . . . death. It is how we live, how we affect others, what we do, that truly matters, this is how we will be remembered.

Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of the departed. It is a time to remember our friends and loved ones and honor them. It is a joyous occasion.

Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer. Gradually, it was associated with October 31, November 1 and November 2 to coincide with the Western Christianity triduum of All Hallowtide: All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using calaveras (skeletons), sugar skulls, Aztec marigolds, (otherwise known as cempasúchil or flower of the dead), and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Personalized altars act as landing pads for the long-missed dead. There is no air of the morbid during the celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Even the dancing, mischievous skeletons provide comic relief with their lampooning gestures and garb. The reunion of the living with those lost to death gives Dia de los Muertos a distinctly joyful ambiance.

In Mexico, they say that one dies three deaths. The first is when the heart stops beating; the second is when one is put in the grave; and the third and final death is when one’s name is no longer mentioned and is forgotten.

This exhibition is about the celebration of the lives and the joyful remembrance of the departed. I have asked artists to explore remembrance and the celebration of those who have left us, to express the bonds that tie us to those who have moved on and how they affect our lives. This juried, call-to-artists exhibition is a study of the past from a place in the pre-sent, a requiem for our loved ones and friends.

Since Sugar Skulls are an intrinsic part of the Mexican holiday it seemed appropriate that they should be included in the exhibition.

This year we are including 25 boxes decorated by local artists.

Join the fun, celebrate with us!

We look forward to seeing you.

An Art Show Celebrating the

October 7- Nonvember 18

Atelier de Sosi Gallery
2380 6th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

departed.
October 7- Nonvember 30
Atelier de Sosi Gallery
2380 6th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Danyell And Mark