On November 1, 2013, the “Night of the Angels”, the Living Arts & Science Center will present the 8th annual Day of the Dead Festival with a participatory celebration at the Living Arts & Science Center as well as at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at the corner of E. 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane.
Traditional Mexican dance will be performed by men’s dance company, Matlachines. Mariachi singer and guitarist Jose Rivera will perform throughout the evening, a variety of hands-on crafts typical of Day of the Dead celebrations will take place indoors and out. These participatory activities include decorating Sugar Skulls, creating sand murals, making tissue paper flowers and papel picado (cut paper streamers) as well as face painting, sand murals, and decorating monarch butterfly wings to wear in the candlelight parade. Participants may keep their crafts to continue to enjoy at home.
Visitors may also view new work by local artists Augustin Zarate, Diane Kahlo and Adan Utrera, in the LASC art gallery.
This exhibition pairs the incredible talents of three celebrated Lexington artists Agustin Zarate, Diane Kahlo, and Adan Utrera as they explore the role of culture and identity and the way it shapes the Latino immigrant. The exhibit opens on October 14 and will continue through November 15.