EUGENE, Ore — The dead come to life this Friday, Oct. 16. Maude Kerns Art Center presents its Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit.
The bright, colorful artwork is inspired by the Mexican holiday which honors the dead. Just as important as the art, are the seven altars designed by local community members.
It’s Maude Kerns 21st annual exhibit. This year, there are more artists and more art work.
“We’ve got over 36 artists participating in the show and one of the artists is Francisco Ortiz. He’s actually from Mexico and we have five of his hand-painted and hand-sculpted paper mache sculptures that are part of the show this year,” said Michael Fisher, Maude Kerns Art Center Exhibits Manager.
The opening reception is free. It’s Friday, October 16 from 6pm to 9pm at Maude Kerns Art Center located at 1910 E. 15th Avenue in Eugene.
The opening reception and fiesta includes food, Mariachi del Sol, and Ballet Folklorico Alma de Mexico.
Maude Kerns also offers a gift shop with hand crafted folk art from Mexico.
The exhibit runs October 17 through November 7, 2014.