Buddy Holly Center Celebrates Día de los Muertos - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Buddy Holly Center Celebrates Día de los Muertos

The Buddy Holly Center invites the public to join in the citywide Procesión celebrating the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Procesión is a four site progressive celebration on Friday, November 2, 2007 from 5 - 10 p.m. that will travel between the TTU International Cultural Center, Landmark Arts Gallery at the TTU School of Art, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts and the Buddy Holly Center. Each location will commemorate the holiday with exhibits and performances throughout the evening. At the Buddy Holly Center Procesión will serve as the opening reception for Celebración, an annual exhibition of artwork that explores the history and meaning of Día de los Muertos. Procesión is free and open to the public.

The schedule for Procesión is as follows:

  • 5-7 p.m., International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana. Artwork by area artists; music by Mariachi Amistad; Ofrenda tribute to Ingmar Bergman.
  • 6-8 p.m., Landmark Arts, TTU School of Art, 18th & Flint. Student exhibition featuring painting, ceramics and photography on the theme of the Day of the Dead.
  • 6-9 p.m., Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 6th & Avenue K. Where the Spirit Dwells photography exhibit by Melinda Harvey; exhibition of Day of the Dead art by students from several area schools; performances by El Ballet Folklorico Nuestra Herencia and others.
  • 6-10 p.m., Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue. Celebración, an exhibit of artworks in response to the history and meaning of Day of the Dead by artists throughout the United States; performance by Ixcalli in Nanantzin, a traditional Aztec dance troupe from Taos, New Mexico.

Programming at the Buddy Holly Center is made possible in part by the generous support of Supporters of the Fine Arts (SOFA), CH Foundation, Helen Jones Foundation, and the City of Lubbock.

For more information about this exhibit or event, please contact the staff at the Buddy Holly Center at (806) 775-3560.

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