CALACA CULTURAL CENTER - EXHIBITS & EVENTS Current and Future Shows and Exhibits
**TWO DofD CALLS FOR ARTISTS**
Seventh Annual CALACA Dia de los Muertos
“Mascaras del Muerto ”
*Art Exhibit Dates: September 30th to January 8th, 2011
Reception: Friday September 30th (6pm to 9pm), 2011
Where?? at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park,
1300 N. College, Tempe, AZ (NW corner of College and Curry)
We are LOOKING FOR ARTISTS, that means YOU!!!
We are looking for Artists, and Community members that would like to participate by making depictions of Day of the Dead masks, mask making, mask art, inspired mask altars, nichos, and ofrendas. for our 7th annual Day of the Dead exhibition at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park. If you, or someone you know would be interested in participating, please make sure you submit all information by deadlines below. This year’s exhibition theme is Mascaras or Masks, We are accepting submissions on that theme only. Feel free to contact us for any questions related to this exhibit.
DEADLINE to tell us if you are interested in participating: August 21st
(***Please send us your concepts, ideas, images of existing pieces by this day)
Note: Once you are accepted into the exhibit, we will need from you title(s), size(s), medium(s), prices of your piece(s). We will notify all artists who will be participating by August 28th
(Installation dates and other information will be sent to you once you are confirm to participate. Don’t delay send us your interest to participate TODAY!! and beat the deadlines.)
About the Exhibit
“Mascaras del Muerto” (Masks of the Dead) will showcase various depictions of Day of the Dead masks, mask making, mask art, inspired mask altars, nichos, and ofrendas.
Use of Masks in Mexico: For millenniums, Pre-Columbian rituals of life and dead have been mixed with religious, social, and political structures of the Spanish New World. The use of masks to express or celebrate the values and events of Mexico’s diverse ethnic cultures has yield an evolving tradition that blends pagan and Catholic religious observation with indigenous and cross-cultural celebrations. Beings of all types are represented by means of the mask, including human beings, both male and female; animals; spirits, Catholic and pre-Columbian gods.http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/museums/tempe.asp
**CALACA CALL FOR ARTISTS**
For this year’s theme exhibition
“Caminos de la Muerte ”
In conjunction with the Second Annual “Viaje de los Muertos” Dia de los Muertos Exchange Project
Featuring Artists from: CALACA and Division 9 Gallery (Riverside, CA)
October 7th to November 18th, 2011
Opening Reception: First Friday October 7th (6pm to 10pm)
3rd Friday October 21st, (6-10pm)
1st Friday November 4th (6-10pm)
Closing Reception: November 18th (6-9pm)
Where?: Bragg’s Pie Factory 1301 Grand Ave., Phoenix, Az (12th Ave and Grand)
LOOKING FOR DAY OF THE DEAD ARTISTS AND PARTICIPANTS
We are looking for Day of the Dead artists and participants that would be interested in making depictions of art for this year’s CALACA theme at the Bragg’s Pie Factory location, “Caminos de la Muerte (Roads of the Dead)” exhibition. That includes depictions of art of all mediums, installations, altars, nichos, retablos, ofrendas, and other types of art that would have a traveling theme to it. *Feel free to contact us for any questions related to this exhibit at firstname.lastname@example.org .
DEADLINE to tell us if you are interested in participating: August 27th at email@example.com (***Please send us your concepts, ideas, images of existing pieces by this day)
Note: Once you are accepted into the exhibit, we will need from you title(s), size(s), medium(s), prices of your piece(s). We will notify all artists who will be participating by August 31st Note: (Installation dates and other information will be sent to you once you are confirm to participate.
About the Exhibition
“Caminos de la Muerte” - will showcase various depictions of Day of the Dead art, ofrendas, nichos, altars, installations and other type of art that depicts a traveling theme.
“Dia de los Muertos Exchange Project” –The concept behind the Dia de los Muertos Art Exchange Project, a regional art initiative started by two organizations; Calaca Cultural Center, of Tempe AZ and Division 9 Gallery, of Riverside, CA. The Dia de los Muertos Art Exchange Project’s mission and goal is to open regional opportunities for art organizations, galleries and artists to participate in celebrating a unified Dia de los Muertos across the Southwest region, with possible later expansion at a national level. Dia de los Muertos Art Exchange Project was created as a development of exchange and share experiences between Latino artists and art organizations whose work emphasizes imagery from Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. From this project, the concept and theme for the traveling exhibitions was named “Viaje de los Muertos.”
- Viaje de los Muertos was premiered by CALACA last year here in Arizona at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago at Park, in Tempe. Five CALACA artists and five Sacramento artists were featured on both locations. As a unified exhibition. This year, we hope to include new artists to the exchange exhibit and hope we can continue opening new partnerships, locations, and artists from all over the U.S. to this exhibition.