November 12, 2001
'Day of the Dead' exhibit continues into December
State University, Sacramento celebrates a ritual the indigenous
people of the North American continent have been practicing
for more than 3,000 years with a Dia de Los Muertos art exhibit.
The exhibit called "Masmuertos" includes works by
CSUS professor Ricardo Favela and student Xico Gonzalez. "Masmuertos"
is open from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., Monday - Friday, in the second
floor of the CSUS library and continues to Dec 12.
The exhibit coincides with Dia de Los Muertos, a Mesoamerican
holiday that honors the dead. Today, in the United States
and in Mexico's larger cities families build altars - consisting
of everything from specially made breads to modern art collages
- and dedicate them to the dead.
Favela is a CSUS art professor and a co-founder of the Royal
Chicano Air Force, RCAF, an artist collective founded in Sacramento
in 1969. Gonzalez is a CSUS art student and a member of the
RCAF's fourth generation. The exhibit consists of RCFA silkscreen
prints, mixed media on Amatl (Aztec) paper and an altar.
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