Día de los Muertos Celebration

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This popular annual event is filled with music, poetry, art, dialogue and a traditional ofrenda is constructed to celebrate the holiday. The event is co-sponsored by Oak Hill School in conjunction with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, MEChA de UO, Adelante Sí, el Instituto de Cultura de Guanajuato, el Instituto Estatal de Migrante Guanajuatense y sus familias,  CBT Nuggets, and Latin American Studies Program. Visit for information about all four dates, October 29, October 30, November 1, and November 2.


6 – 6:45 p.m.
Artist Raymundo Gonzalez Nieto talks about the inspiration behind his alebrije works. Seating is limited.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Art making activities with papel picado artist Catalina Delgado Trunk. Space is limited—sign up at the door for one of two 45-minute sessions, offered at 6:30 and 7:30. Each session can accommodate up to 30 participants.

7 – 8:30 p.m.
Mariana Estefania Gomez Gomez and Primo Lara perform traditional Mexican dances alongside musical acts Las Palomitas Serranas and Grupo P’urhembeLas Palomitas Serranas is an all-female group specializing in music from La Huasteca, an area along the Gulf of Mexico. Artists Flor Ilithya Reyes Flores, María Tulia González Oviedo, and Mónica Chico Avelino will play traditional music from the region. Grupo P’urhembe is based in Michoacán, a region on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The group—which utilizes traditional Mexican instruments like the requinto—is comprised of Francisco Bautista Ramírez, Andrea Bautista Rangel, Francisco Bautista Rangel, Fernando Franco Soto, Marco Antonio Bautista Rangel, and Rosalba Rangel Tovar-Pireri.  Seating is limited.