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Dates: 10/31
Details: Sunday, 1 Session
Times: 11:00 AM  – 4:00 PM

New Art Center proudly introduces Zaira Meneses & Friends as they present: Altares de Dia de los Muertos. This event will include: Altar & Paper Cut Making.

View all the work October 31, 11:00 AM  – 4:00 PM with a special Son Jarocho Music & Day of Dead Celebration starting at 3:00 PM.

New Art Center in collaboration with Zaira Meneses, a Mexican musician and recipient of the 2018 Boston Foundation Award, will be presenting a three day opportunity to create an authentic Day of the Dead experience.  Students of all ages are encouraged to participate in the art of making traditional Mexican altar pieces expressing gratitude to loved ones no longer with us. From paper cutting to piñata making, everyone is encouraged to take part in this three-day celebration being supervised by Zaira Meneses & Friends. Contact [email protected] if you’re interested in participating.

The exhibition date to view the altars will be open to the public on October 31st. Welcoming everyone will be the sounds of Son Jarocho, an authentic music that originated in Mexico’s coastal Veracruz.  Traditional customary dress is optional, but we encourage everyone to be creative and participate!

No registration necessary! You are welcome to drop in any time between 11 AM and 3:15 PM.

Full Schedule of Activities:

11:00 AM – Doors Open
11:00 AM – Altar Viewing and Art Making Activities until 2:00 pm
2:00 PM – Piñata Breaking
3:00 PM – Son Joracho Concert until 4:00 pm
3:15 PM – last entry

In the event of a COVID-related building closure, in-person classes will continue with live online learning (Zoom). In the case of equipment-intensive courses, the curriculum may be adjusted slightly. For example, all ceramics classes will continue with a handbuilding focus.

Please Note: Online registration for classes that begin on Monday or Saturday close the Friday before at 12PM. Online registration for classes that begin on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday close on the day before at 12PM. If class registration has closed online and you are interested in registering, please email Marte at [email protected]

Adult Live Online Learning (Zoom) Classes: The “Student’s Email” you provide during registration will be emailed the Zoom link and login information one hour before the class begins.

Children/Teen Live Online Learning (Zoom) Classes: The email you provide at checkout will be emailed the Zoom link and login information one hour before the class begins.

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