For the fourth consecutive year, Intermedia Arts is hosting the family-friendly Family Art Day in celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Family Art Day, taking place on
For the fourth consecutive year, Intermedia Arts is hosting the family-friendly Family Art Day in celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Family Art Day, taking place on October 30, will feature hands-on art-making activities, music, healthy snacks, and more. Intermedia Arts is joining forces with Tlalnepantla Arts’ Festival de las Calaveras again this year to provide non-stop activities for the community to celebrate Día de los Muertos all day.
ART MAKING ACTIVITIES
with Irina Barrera and Joanna Nunez
with Little Coyote Puppet Theater
DANZA MEXICA PERFORMANCE AND DEMONSTRATION
with Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue
with Ecuador Manta
HEALTHY SNACKS AND BEVERAGES
Family Art Day is open to children and families of all ages. The event is free with a suggested donation.
ABOUT IRINA BARRERA AND JOANNA NUNEZ
Irina Barrera and Joanna Nuñez are Chicana teaching artists from Las Vegas, Nevada. They have collaborated on art projects for eight years. In Las Vegas, they facilitated community art lessons that brought together the Latinx community. After working together for four years they moved to Minneapolis and have been living here ever since. In Minneapolis, they have participated in the development and painting of community murals, curated community gallery spaces, and have participated in community art day for Dia de Los Muertos at Intermedia Arts for the past 3 years. They are inspired by the beauty and ingenuity of Mexican folk art, an art form introduced to them by family members at a young age, and often utilize recycled materials and accessible everyday items from their surroundings to teach and create art.
ABOUT LITTLE COYOTE PUPPET THEATER
Little Coyote Puppet Theater is founded by Gustavo and Julie Boada. Each with over 30 years of puppet theater experience and 9 years of collaborations they strive to bring to life the wisdom stories of the original people of the Americas. Little Coyote is the spirit that willfully and joyfully follows in the tracks of our ancestors, honoring their wisdom.
ABOUT ECUADOR MANTA | www.ecuadormantamusic.com
Ecuador Manta originates from a small village called Atahualpa in Ecuador, South America. Ecuador Manta, based in St. Paul Minnesota, started in 1992. The group has a unique style compared to other traditional Andean bands. They have created their music style over the years by using the traditional rhythms from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia and combining them with more contemporary Latin and Caribbean rhythms.
ABOUT KALIPULLI KETZALCOATLICUE AZTEC DANZA
Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue (“Precious Mother Earth”) is a Kalpulli (“learning community”) of Indigenous people joined by the desire to learn, share and live the tradition of Aztec dance. Ketzal Coatlicue pursues this spiritual, mental, and physical vocation with music from the sacred drum, conch shells, seeds and other instruments gifted by the natural environment.
ABOUT FESTIVAL DE LAS CALAVARAS | zenteotl.org/english/
Festival de las Calaveras is a volunteer-organized multimedia Latinx music and arts festival in its fourth year that’s centered on the traditional and contemporary celebration of Day of the Dead, an indigenous Mexican tradition which honors the memory of ancestors and departed loved ones, the duality of life and death, and the corn harvest season.
The festival is organized and presented by Tlalnepantla Arts, a community group founded in 2008 byMexica/Chicana artist Deborah Ramos. Tlalnepantla Arts’ mission is to create and present multiple art forms rooted in indigenous and traditional arts for the production of original works that promote cultural identities and transform community. The festival promotes the mission of Tlalnepantla Arts, while building a platform for collective cultural pride and expression.
(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408