20
October
7:00 pm — 8:15 pm

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Explore the imagery and meaning behind Dia de los Muertos!

THE CIRCLE welcomes renowned artist and interpreter of Day of the Dead traditions, Consuelo G. Flores, on Wednesday, October 20th at 7pm, as she presents DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Day of the Dead – A Celebration of Life. Consuelo will lead us through the spiritual foundations, iconography and meanings of the Day of the Dead holiday, and how they manifest in the artistry of altars, face-painting, fashion and skulls.

She says: “People die three deaths. First, when life leaves the body, second when the body itself is no longer visible, and is buried or cremated, and the third, most tragic, death occurs the day when the dead are forgotten. We don’t want our dead to be forgotten.”

Among the many prestigious venues where Consuelo Flores has exhibited/presented are the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage, and currently at The Craft Contemporary Gallery with an altar commemorating the Latino and Black communities who have been most impacted by COVID-19. In her own words, “We must honor them by fighting for equality, ensuring communities of color are safe, healthy, and have a secure future.” For more info on the artist: https://medium.com/the-reynolds-media-lab/the-roots-to-my-resistance-the-ofrendas-of-consuelo-flores-c276442132a5

The evening will include visual presentations of some of Consuelo’s altars and personal artistry, using herself as the canvas, and will welcome discussion and Q&A before ending.

Love offering ($20 or more suggested).

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Consuelo Flores, Artist and Social Justice Activist

Consuelo, who holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Antioch University, has written, lectured and presented artwork on the Day of the Dead nationwide. She has presented her literary work at various universities including La Universidad Autonima de Mexico, Cornell University, the University of Southern California, Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design and the Otis Art Institute. She has also presented her artwork, altars and iconography at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage, The Craft Contemporary, and many other prestigious venues.

So, welcome to another dynamic evening in our THE CIRCLE Third Wednesdays Series, hosted by NamastéCSL’s Valerie Day, RScP. www.namastecsl.org

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