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Arvada Center hosts Día de Muertos Celebration featuring free family events and the exhibition
La Mexicana: Female Icons in Mexican Culture
WHO: The Abarca Family, the Consulate General of Mexico, the Mexican Cultural Center and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities celebrate Día de Muertos in an evening filled with free family entertainment and events.
WHEN: Friday, November 2 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd Arvada 80003
WHAT: Free family event with food, live music, children’s performances, crafts and activities
ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will celebrate Día de Muertos with a free family friendly event presented by the Abarca Family, the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday November 2, 2012. There will be live music, food, drink, children's performances, crafts and a costume contest. The evening will feature a special children’s performance of "Francisca e la Muerte" featuring students from Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy at 7:30 p.m. The performance is the result of a theater program directed by the internationally recognized Su Teatro.
Adults can get in on the fun by participating in a costume competition for individuals who come dressed as their favorite Mexican Icon. The contest ties into the current Abarca family exhibition La Mexicana: Female Icons of Mexican Culture now exhibiting through December 16 in the Arvada Center’s Theater Gallery. Denver businessman Luis Abarca’s commitment to the arts and culture of his homeland has produced one of the area’s largest private collections of Mexican fine and folk art. The annual exhibition, La Mexicana: Female Icons in Mexican Culture, features various art forms that represent the power, influence and significance of women throughout Mexican history. Some of the images will pay homage to La Adelita, La Chicana, La Frida, La Luna, and La Virgen, to name a few.
For additional information about the Día de Muertos free family event at the Arvada Center go to http://arvadacenter.org/galleries/dia-de-muertos-celebration-3
About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
In its 36-year history, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.