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   from the issue of October 18, 2007

Sheldon marks 'Day of the Dead' Oct. 27

In connection with the ongoing exhibition, "Seasonal Celebrations, Daily Life: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide," Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery will celebrate El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) Oct. 27 with music, dance, theater and art-making activities.



El Dia de los Muertos is a centuries-old spiritual tradition celebrating the continuity of life by honoring the dead on their return to earth for one day each year. An ofrenda (altar) will be constructed in Sheldon's Great Hall and on view Oct. 23 through Nov. 4, offering visitors opportunities to honor loved ones.

Events and activities on Oct. 27 include: 1-3 p.m. - Music by Mariachi Luna y Sol; 3-4 p.m. - Dance by Grupo Folklorico Sangre Azteca; 1 and 2:15 p.m. - "Senora Tortuga" by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce performed by Lincoln High School theatre students. Co-directed by Benito Sanchez and Patsy Koch Johns; and 1-4 p.m. - Art making and authentic food

The events are free and open to the public.

"Seasonal Celebrations, Daily Life" is an exhibition of 25 large, black-and-white photographs that highlight the work by contemporary Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide. It is on view through Dec. 9. The exhibition focuses on Iturbide's photographs of the people of Juchitan, a Zapotec community in Oaxaca.

For more information, go online to or call 472-2461.



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Pacifica String Quartet to perform Oct. 21
Shepherd signing Oct. 20
University Singers to perform Oct. 19 in Kimball Hall
Yamato drums to play Oct. 24