October 18 – December 10
Opening Reception: Sunday, Oct 28 2-4pm
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 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.
Our theme this year is, Lessons from Loved Ones. Family traditions start with a lesson and our loved ones’ lessons leave impressions which outlive us. When we continue family traditions it reconnects us to that which has made us who we are. Family secrets, recipes, arts and crafts, ways of speaking and behavior; these are all passed down through generations. We repeat them to comfort us, build closeness, and strengthen our families. Traditions are the harmonious thread of remembrance we all share.
Curator: Tracy LeCroy
Participating schools, groups and artists: Kreative Occasions, Summer Rhee-Pizano, John C. McCue II, Tartaro Family, Community Life Services, Vera Bocanegra Powers, CSUMB Art in the schools and Community, Hijos Ausentes de Santa Gertrudis y la Escondida, Friends of Kathy, Sisters of the Sacred Circle, San Lorenzo Valley USD Charter, Laura Ortiz-Spiegel, E.A. Hall Middle School-After School Art Class, Hall District Elementary School-After School Art Class, Watsonville High School Ms Webb and Carol Leinenbach, EA Hall Middle School, Mariposa’s Art, Monarch Service, PVPSA Families, Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Amesti Elementary School, David Fleming, Hedwig M. Heerschop, Diversity Center Santa Cruz, Los Nietos Altar, Watsonville Aptos Adult Education, Erica Crawford, Priscilla Martinez, Anastasia Torres-Gil, Mission Hill Middle School, Ana Paula Teeple, Diane Berry Wahrer, Cynthia Rand-Thompson, Rosa Sanchez, and Jean Sheckler Beebe.
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