Ivy Tech Waldron to host Day of the Dead holiday celebration and art opening

October 28, 2011

Ivy Tech Waldron is hosting a “Transitions of Life: Day of the Dead” holiday celebration and art exhibit opening on Wednesday, November 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to attend and explore Latino culture and family ties through the exhibit and celebration. The event is free.

The exhibition opening will feature contemporary art focused on Day of the Dead traditions, created by artists from L.A., Mexico and Bloomington. The art explores profound themes of mortality, love of family and gratitude for life.

The Day of the Dead holiday celebration at Ivy Tech Waldron will include traditional music, family craft activities and interactive “ofrendas” to honor loved ones. Mexican holiday songs will be performed by Yuriria Rodriguez, IU Opera soprano.

Ivy Tech’s Culinary program will serve free tapas to the first 100 guests. Tapas include red chile and pork tamale filling in corn tortilla cups and handmade sopapillas with white chocolate dipping sauces.

This activity made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. In partnership with IU Latino Culture Center: La Casa, and The City of Bloomington Latino Outreach Division.


Artemio Rodriguez, “Reunion”                      


Artemio Rodriguez, “War is Money”        


Gabriela Martinez, “Happy Birthday to Me”