Dia de los Muertos Shreveport / minicine, 10.29.11, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.
The Dia de Los Muertos exhibit beginning at 7 pm, Sat, Oct 29 ($5), is going to be a shakin' calacas.
From large work fresh off the table by Megan Porter to intense flights of sexuality and mystery by Micah Harold, this Dia will both bow to the Mexican tradition and cut its own path through the zacatecas.
Produced by Conchita Iglesias McElwee - she is a past master at the art of Dia - alongside Adam Davis, Mallori Brandon and others, this event at minicine, 846 Texas Ave, is a smart follow-up to the international MSPS New Music Fest.
The minicine team is raising the rope for local artists. It has come to pass that shows like Dia 2011 are including artists from Europe (2 artists from Norway, in this case) and other parts of the Americas (New Orleans and Mexico) and New Zealand.
No longer are local artists playing in the parochial back yard. The competition is officially global.
And the minicine energy is supporting the global perspective. Check out the high flying papel picado in the rafters of 846 Texas. See the poster by Ben Moss. Check out the dolls from the Crescent City.
Music. Food. Participation. Buying art. You'll never regret a penny spent.
The Dia celebration in Columbia Park on Sat, Oct 29, is produced by Voces Castellanos for students and families.