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37 Sudden Street, Watsonville, CA
Wednesday through Sunday
11:00am to 4:00pm
(Closed between exhibitions)

Current Exhibition

Mi Casa es Tu Casa

Redeemer © by Mary Tartaro
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Mi Casa es Tu Casa is PVA’s annual exhibit inspired by Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a traditional holiday in Mexico that celebrates ancestors and others who have passed away. Altars (ofrendas) are built in homes and public spaces to honor and remember the dead. Similar customs exist throughout the world and we share common ground with many cultures in our desire to honor and remember those whom we have lost.

Living Stories/ Historias Vivientes

Loved ones lost are best remembered through the tales we repeatedly tell about them. Of all these, it seems to be the humorous ones that best commemorate the true spirit of the departed. Narrative altars convey these cherished memories through familiar scenes that hope to draw the dead back into the realm of the living where their legacy lives on through shared stories. —Curator Mary Tartaro

Opening reception:

Sunday, October 28, 2018

2:00PM-4:00PM

Performances by:

Senderos: featuring dancers and musicians from Oaxaca tradition

White Hawk Dancers

Workshops: Making La Catrina figurines, and make your own altar

Take a virtual tour of the exhibit!

Learn more about the altars and art in this show by clicking on the the following: Curator Mary Tartaro’s StatementConnectionsGiftsSanta Cruz Children’s School RemembersNuestras Historias que Trascienden el TiempoVó – GrandmaSentinels, The Family Silver, 23 Known, The Web of Life, Our Tree of StoriesMariposa’s Arts, As The Sun Sets, Tree of Life, San Juan – Truth in History, La Muerta Bella, The Little Lost Mariachi, Butterflies of Our Beloved, Mary Catherine, Finding Beauty in Ordinary Places, Honoring My Mother’s Art, Our Ancestors Voted for Our Present, Ancestral Home, Celebrating Our Black Ancestors , Hijos Ausentes de Sta Gertrudis y La Escondida.