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23rd Annual Dia de los Muertos at Lawndale
Lawndale Art Center in Houston

October, 2010

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Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
October 18, 2010
 

In This Issue
Día de los Muertos Gala and Retablo Silent Auction
Upcoming Events
Sponsor Día de los Muertos!
Volunteer for Día de los Muertos!
Preview the Retablos now!

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Visit our flickr pages for images of current and past exhibitions!

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Kroger has renewed the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program, which allows your grocery store purchases to benefit organizations like Lawndale Art Center. To help support Lawndale, please link your Kroger Card to Lawndale by using this form If you have participated in the past, you will need to re-scan your KrogerPlus card for 2010-2011. 

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Receive invitations to our exhibitions and discounts to special events. Information about membership levels and benefits is available here. Memberships can be purchased through Pay Pal, check, or credit cards. Call 713. 528.5858 or visit our membership page
for more information.


Lawndale thanks its many members!

Día de los Muertos Gala and
Retablo Silent Auction

Friday, October 22, 2010


Lawndale Art Center is pleased to present its 23rd Annual Día de los Muertos events, a celebration of the art, music and practices of Mexico. For over twenty years Lawndale has presented an annual open call, non-juried exhibition that celebrates the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos in a contemporary context.  This program supports area artists and students by offering them an opportunity to show their works to diverse audiences in a museum quality setting. Over the years additional programming has been developed to educate audiences and encourage dialogue in celebration of Mexican-American heritage in our region. Día de los Muertos programs and exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center promote cultural awareness of Mexican folk art practices associated with this celebration of family, life and community.

Artist, Member and Sponsor Preview 6-7 PM

Gala and Silent Auction 7-9 PM
Admission: $45 per person/$35 for Lawndale Members
Event Chairs:
Dr. Penelope Gonzalez Marks & Miri Wilkins

The festivities begin with a silent auction Friday, October 22. The auction of retablos, created and donated by nearly 250 Texas artists, feature contemporary interpretations of this traditional, devotional art. Guests will also enjoy Día de los Muertos exhibitions in the Cavnar and Mezzanine Galleries which feature the works of Houston school children.Complimentary refreshments provided by Cabo Wabo Tequila, Catering by Culinaire, The Chocolate Bar, El Tiempo Cantina, Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Picnic, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, t'afia, Tacos A Go-Go, and vitaminwater along with Latin grooves by Mr. Bristle and friends.

*For member pricing, please email kolds@lawndaleartcenter.org or call 713.528.5858 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              713.528.5858      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Upcoming Día de los Muertos Events

Retablo Exhibition
October 18 - November 6, 2010

In 1988, Lawndale Art Center presented its first annual Día de los Muertos exhibition of retablos: small art works inspired by the traditional Latin American devotional art form of the same name. It is now one of Lawndale's most popular programs that reaches out to communities across the region. Lawndale invites artists and the public to create contemporary interpretations of retablos on 8" x 10" pieces of sheet metal. These retablos are then sold at the gala to benefit both Lawndale and the artists. Many well-known Houston and nationally known artists participate; the exhibition attracts a large audience and the gala is one of the most fun parties in Houston!
Día de los Muertos is Lawndale's only open-call, non-juried exhibition. The retablo Silent Auction is our single largest fund raising event of the year.

Preview the retablos before the auction between 10AM and 5PM October 18-21st.

Visit our Flickr page for images from the exhibition!
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Community Ofrenda
October 18-November 6, 2010

Starting October 18, guests are encouraged to bring a personal item of remembrance to add to our community altar honoring departed loved ones.
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Musical Ofrenda
October 26, 2010
6-7:30 PM
Performances begin at 6:30PM

Join us for an evening of celebration and remembrance. During Día de los Muertos families create ofrendas or altars to remember and honor the memory of their ancestors. ROCO and Musiqa will present short original contemporary, classic compositions as musical ofrendas. Inprint will also present original readings written in the tradition of making an offering during the Día de los Muertos celebrations. This event is a partnership between ROCO, Inprint, Musiqa and Lawndale Art Center.
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Papel Picado Workshop
October 28, 2010
6 PM

Houston art educator and Lawndale supporter, Jean King, will lead a papel picado workshop as part of this year's Día de los Muertos celebration. The workshop is free and open to the public. Visitors will not only learn about the traditional art of Mexican paper cutting from one of the best, but will also get to create and take home their own unique perforated paper creation.
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Sugar Skull Workshop
November 4, 2010
Demonstrations at 6 and 6:30 PM

In conjunction with our 23rd annual Día de los Muertos celebration, Lawndale Art Center is offering a sugar skull making workshop. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registrations is requested as space is limted.
To register, please email dnance@lawndaleartcenter.org.
Bring a bag of sugar and add it to the mix or just drop in for a quick demonstration. All participants may take home one sugar skull and a printed recipe.
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Family Day Fiesta

November 6, 2010
12-4 PM

Lawndale's 23rd annual Día de los Muertos celebration continues with a Saturday fiesta honoring participating teachers and students whose works of art can be viewed in the Cavnar and Mezzanine Galleries. Enjoy refreshments and children's activities such as cutting papel picado and decorating sugar skulls, along with performances by Mixteco Ballet Folklorico and Houston Grand Opera.
 
Click here for more information on this years Día de los Muertos events.

Sponsor Día de los Muertos
Please consider sponsoring Día de los Muertos

Funds raised in support of Lawndale's 23rd Annual Día de los Muertos help underwrite the cost of presenting several programs that celebrate cultural traditions of Mexico. These events foster pride and appreciation in one's own heritage and encourages tolerance and understanding. Contributions also fund Lawndale's free programs throughout the year and allows us to continue serving as one of Houston's leading contemporary arts spaces.

Make a Donation

To find out more about making a donation, please download our Donor Packet or contact us at 713.528.5858 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              713.528.5858      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or by email at kolds@lawndaleartcenter.org.
 
Special thanks to the many donors who help make exhibitions and events at Lawndale possible!

Names as of October 15, 2010

UNDERWRITER
Diana Hudson & Lee Kaplan
Andrew C. Schirrmeister

PRESENTING PATRON
Anita & David Garten

PATRON
Gayle & Mike DeGeurin
Janie & Dick DeGuerin
Ann W. Harithas
Scott R. Sparvero

PRESENTING SPONSOR
Bill Arning & Mark McCray
Jereann Chaney
Mark & Jenny Johnson
Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
  the Consulate General of Mexico &
  Bank of America
Mary L. Morrison
H. Irving Schweppe Jr., M. D.

SPONSOR
Chinhui & Eddie Allen
Kristen & Andy Andreasen
Art Supply
Heather Brown & Hank Segelke
Bevin & Dan Dubrowski
Totsy Boyd Gano
Wayne & Beverly Gilbert
Mr. Glen Hilton & Dr. Michael Remson
Tim & Pam Jahnke
Jim Jard
Victoria & Marshal Lightman
Dr. Penelope & Mr. Lester Marks
H. Russell Pitman
Joe & Anne Romano
Miri Wilkins

FRIENDS
Mina & Dan Graur
Rob Greenstein

IN KIND SPONSORS
Cabo Wabo Tequila
Catering by Culinaire
The Chocolate Bar
Copy.com
El Tiempo Cantina
Phoenicia Specialty Foods
Picnic
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
t'afia
Tacos A Go-Go
vitaminwater
Volunteer for Día de los Muertos!
 
We need the help of volunteers with everything from preparing food for our gala to sugar skull making! Click here to find dates and descriptions of the different volunteer opportunities available. You can sign up for one or multiple shifts, and we are always happy to accept variations on them


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