Members the Art History Society for Northern Arizona University celebrated the annual Día de los Muertos on Nov.2 at the amphitheater outside of the University Union. Members presented an ofrenda (altar) honoring Mexican artist Guadalupe Posada, along with facepainting and other activities. For more information on the event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebraciones de la Gente concluded on Sunday, Oct. 30 with the blessing of the altars, complete with music by Mariachi Sol Azteca from Tuscon. Participants, artists, performers and members of the community then gathered in front of the Día de los Muertos mural for a group photo.
Presented by Museum of Northern Arizona and Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces, the event featured music, dance performances, discussions on Hispanic history in Northern Arizona and information on the history of the altars presented in the courtyard.
A limited number of 2012 calendars, complete with Hispanic cuisine recipes, and T-shirts celebrating the event are available from the nonprofit, 501(C)3 organization. Call Delia Ceballos Munoz at 928-380-0380 or send an email to email@example.com for more information. Also visit http://flagstaffnuestrasraices.com
Ballet Folklorico de Colores of Flagstaff, singer Alena Chavez, Los Compardres and mariachi performer Lilly Jurell were some of the entertainment scheduled on the museum grounds.
The event also included sugar skull demonstrations and workshops, papel picado workshops, children’s author Monica Brown.
Please click on photos below to see images from Saturday’s opening activities.