Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Jackrabbit Lounge will also show artists with pieces that reflect Dia de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead; see call to artists by Conchita McElwee

dia flyer by conchita
Originally uploaded by trudeau
This is the way a city should function at its ideal: big, established emporium, Artspace, does a big-budget celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Small bar that caters to 20somethings, Jackrabbit Lounge (formerly Joe's), offers space for developing artists to create their version of Dia.

The Artspace blowout - enough color on the walls to supply a herd of finger-painting elephants - opens Fri, Sept 15, at 5 pm.

The Dia show at Jackrabbit Lounge - once a rockers' dungeon that has been transformed into an uptown art lounge by Jen Wasson and a team of artists (more on that story soon) - will not open until Nov 2, the actual date of Dia.

Conchita Iglesias-McElwee is the spirit with a foot in each cemetary. While she's helping Artspace ("You really ought to consider getting yourself a Myspace page, for starters.") she's also able to meet the needs of her gang by curating the show at Jackrabbit.

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