Friday, October 16, 2009

Indy Art Center Celebrates Day of the Dead

The Indianapolis Art Center, 820 East 67th Street, Indianapolis, plans a full afternoon of activities on 1 November around their 10th anniversary celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. Admission is free.

First up, at 12:15 p.m., is the Mexican Consul in Indianapolis, Juan Solana. Other highlights are Ensamble Folklorico at 1:30 p.m., the Indiana Chamber Orchestra performing "Corn in the Rock", an interactive Mayan Folktale, at 2:30 p.m., and a musical performance by Son de Madera, a Mexican band, at 4 p.m.

There'll be a display of altars, Mexican food, figurines on loan from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and more. The altar exhibit itself is open now through 7 November. Outdoor shrines are on display in the Artspark 26 October through 7 November.


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