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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Art opening: El Corazon de la Memoria

Posted on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-10-28

For the second consecutive year, artist David Zamora Casas will astonish and enlighten Main Plaza’s visitors with a larger-than-life (10 foot-tall) Dia de los Muertos altar smack in the middle. The ofrenda will incorporate traditional Day of the Dead elements like marigolds and papel picado as well personal effects and items loved by the dearly departed. Starting at noon on Saturday, visitors are invited to add photographs of loved ones in remembrance. At 7 p.m., the celebration kicks into high gear with performances by Buttercup and the Swindles. The altar will remain on display through November 7, when Main Plaza hosts the Second-Annual Latino Music Festival. Free, installation opens at noon, music begins at 7pm, Main Plaza, mainplaza.org

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