Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday, November 3, 2018
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Peninsula Fine Arts Center invites the community to a free celebration of the Day of the Dead.
Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican celebration of family and friends who have passed away. Loved ones are remembered with ofrendas, or altars, constructed in their honor and decorated with photos, favorite foods and special mementos.
Starting at 11 AM and until 2 PM Free family activities:
–Dia de los Muertos art activities
–create a button to remember a loved one with TNCC
–see if you can complete the scavenger hunt
–create tributes to loved ones with sidewalk chalk
–sample Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) while it lasts
11:30 am: The community is invited to help PFAC construct an ofrenda, with a explanatory talk by CNU Professor Michelle Grau, in memory of two important Mexican artists, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. We encourage guests to dress like Frida or Diego or another favorite artist.
1:00 pm: Performance by Center Stage Academy
11 am until 2 pm: El Coqui food truck will be on site with delicious Puerto Rican foods!
Artists from A Mile of Smiles will provide face painting to help visitors get the look of the calavera, an iconic image of a skeleton popularized in cartoons by José Guadalupe Posada. Face painting will be $5 for kids and $8 for adults.
The Day of the Dead celebration coincides with PFAC’s exhibition, Adorn. This exhibition brings together Judith Lieber bags, Roberto Coin jewelry, fashion photography by John Wadsworth, dresses by Oscar de la Renta, Hubergt de Givenchy, Romona Keveva and more.
For more information, call (757) 596-8175 or visit www.pfac-va.org.
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News
Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays