Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dia de los Muertos

Stay Gallery Dia de los Muertos

Today, the Stay Gallery in downtown Downey celebrated Dia de los Muertos, their second exhibit for this traditional Mexican holiday.

Stay Gallery Dia de los MuertosThe holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars called ofrendas  honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. (Wikipedia)There was also much face-painting at the gallery, for both children and adults.

Stay Gallery Bones of SteelIn addition to the Dia de los Muertos displays, the Bones of Steel exhibit is winding up soon. Bones of Steel is an industrial sculpture exhibit by Cristian Castro, featuring sculptures made of metal objects.

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