For Immediate Release-October 22, 2013
Media Contact: Mindy Giles
MEXICAN ARTISTS TO JOIN LA RAZA GALERIA POSADA’S
4th ANNUAL PANTEON DE SACRAMENTO/DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
La Raza Galería Posada in partnership with the Consul General of Mexico, Sacramento and Volaris Airlines will host the 11-piece Mariachi Alas de Mexico and six master crafts people direct from Jalisco Mexico at the 4th Annual Panteón de Sacramento/Dia de los Muertos to take place on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2013.
The Mariachi Alas will perform Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 PM at the Panteón located at 2020 J Street in Midtown Sacramento. The artisans will make their crafts available to the public at the Panteón on both Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 2-3. The artisans include master ceramicists, paper mache, leather work and hojas de maiz (corn husk art).
La Raza Galería Posada’s 4th Annual Panteón de Sacramento, (Sacramento's Cemetery) is a forty¬ eight hour celebration of Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. The is a free two day/night outdoor display of sixty large, colorful altares created by families, individuals, artists and local not¬ for ¬profit organizations for public display. Over 5000 people enjoyed the Panteón in 2012 with visitors coming from all over California.
The altares ¬12 feet long and 6 feet wide – will display the traditional flower of the dead, Cempazuchitl (Marigolds), papel picado, candles, photos of the deceased, Pan de Muerto (Mexican sweet bread), memory items and personal artifacts.
On November 2nd, we will welcome the “Muertos”¬ --our departed loved ones ¬ to the Panteón with hundreds of candles, traditional music, danzantes and food,” said Marie Acosta, LRGP Executive Director. “We want to thank the Consul General de Mexico and Volaris Airlines for bringing the music and art of Mexico to the Panteón.”
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