Thursday, October 06, 2011

Two celebrations of Dia de los Muertos in Shreveport on Sat, Oct 29: Columbia Park and Tex Ave

Design: Ben Moss, Shreveport  by trudeau
Design: Ben Moss, Shreveport , a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

"Plans are moving forward for Voces Castellanas's Day of the Dead - Festival of Life - to be held in Columbia Park on Sat, Oct. 29 --- from 1:00 to 4:00pm," says lee Spruell.

"Yesterday I was at Caddo Middle Maganet helping my friend Raquel Martinez teach her Spanish students traditional songs in Spanish and Mexican folkloric dances" adds Spruell. "They will perform for their school's October Fest on Oct. 12 and then again for Dia de los Muertos on Oct. 29 -- the celebration of Hispanic culture shines brightly in Shreveport."

"Tres Mexicanos (Conchita, Mallori and Adam) and minicine? are proud to present Dia de los Muertos 2011," says Conchita Iglesias McElwee.

"What a night of remembrance, festivities and fun we have planned!! So many things going on that it is hard to put it all here! We have over 35 artists from all over the world participating in this show!

We will have the gallery space open as well as our outdoor space. In honor of the spirit of Dia de los Muertos come dressed as your favorite dead person or animal!

We will have a community ofrenda (shrine) to celebrate those we have loved and lost.

We will have interactive art where you can paint a sugar skull wall.

Music provided by:
Twang Darkly (Shreveport, LA)
Kern Courtney / Naked Vinyl (Shreveport, LA)
Skye Carrasco- (Boston, MA)

Taqueria La Michoacana will be selling their awesome tacos and burrittos!

Juan Ramon Soto from Guadalajara, Mexico will be on hand painting and selling his clay art!"

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