Creativity Explored presents

San Francisco's Calacas: Day of the Dead

Thu Oct 10, 2013
Creativity Explored
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Art Opening, Arts


Creativity Explored’s sixth and final exhibit of its 30th anniversary year, focuses on the artwork of more than 20 Creativity Explored studio artists and their contemporary connection to the globally-celebrated holiday of El Dia De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead).

While El Dia De Los Muertos traditionally is a time to pay tribute to deceased relatives and friends, Calacas (a Mexican colloquialism for “skeletons” or “bones”) reinterprets the holiday, as seen through the eyes of Creativity Explored artists in their Mission District neighborhood. Co-curated by renowned Salvadoran-born artist and Visual Arts Instructor Victor Cartagena and studio volunteer Samantha Hovey, this exhibition focuses on how the community of San Francisco has transformed the holiday into something unique and of ongoing cultural significance to the life of the city.

Each Creativity Explored artist has worked diligently in creating artwork that represents his/her own interpretation and understanding of Dia de los Muertos, revealing individual, personal and spiritual perspectives. Be sure to catch this intriguing seasonal exhibit, the latest addition to San Francisco’s many Day of the Dead festivities.

Creativity Explored’s 30th Anniversary exhibitions are supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.

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    3245 16th St, San Francisco, CA