Update: November 10, 2009–Over one hundred people attended the Day of the Dead festivities held at the Chuck Jones Gallery in Santa Fe, including many of the students and teachers from Santa Fe High School whose creative efforts resulted in the spectacular la ofrenda! Many thanks to all of those who attended and honored those who have come before us.
Students from Santa Fe High School gather to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos at the Chuck Jones Gallery.
On November 1 from 5 to 7 PM, The Chuck Jones Gallery, Santa Fe, in conjunction with Santa Fe High School and Cesar Chavez Elementary School will be celebrating El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) with a special exhibition and cultural event creatively presented by the students of the two schools. Celebrating one of the most Mexican of traditions, El Dia de los Muertos is an event not to be missed. Enriching the festivities will be Mariachi music and Pan de Muerto.
Currently on display in the gallery is la ofrenda (to learn more about la ofrenda, please click here,) a typical altar built to honor the dead. This year's was constructed by the Santa Fe High School woodshop and students from the two participating schools, la ofrenda is composed of poems, candles, incense, gifts and foodstuffs all in honor of the dead.