Friday, October 12, 2007

day of the dead heads up

Forgot we were mid-October when I ran into someone who had been at a Day of the Dead exhibit opening reception on my way home last night. I'm a big fan (if that's the way to put it) of the annual Mexican tradition that occurs November 2. The Mission District always hosts a procession that can be otherworldly in many ways..more on that later. Today I had this notice in my email:

"Welcome to Digital Offerings, a website produced in association with the exhibit Digital Offerings for the Altar of Life. This website and exhibit are based on the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead. We are seeking to exhibit images by artists from all over the world that illustrate how the dead are celebrated and mourned in their country, culture, or family. If you are unfamiliar with the traditions of Day of the Dead click here for a helpful article...."check it out if you want to read up on the online artist call

Participating galleries and museums include:
The de Young Museum
The South of Market Cultural Center (SomArts)
The Mission Cultural Center
The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

To see a video of SomArts' 2006 Day of the Dead exhibit click here.

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