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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Lone Star College-Montgomery art exhibit

 Day of the Dead

Work from artist Hector Guerra will be showcased at Lone Star College-Montgomery beginning Monday, Oct. 10 through Wednesday Nov. 2 as part of the exhibit “Bienvenidos Seres Queridos/Welcomed Loved Ones.”


Curator Charlie Peña presents “Bienvenidos Seres Queridos/Welcomed Loved Ones,” an exhibit celebrating Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead at Lone Star College-Montgomery. The art will be on display beginning Monday, Oct. 10 through Friday Nov. 4. at the Mary Matteson-Parish Art Gallery.
 
The opening reception is Monday, Oct. 10 at noon and a closing reception Wednesday Nov. 2 at noon. The exhibition and receptions are open to the public and free to attend.
 
“Bienvenidos Seres Queridos/Welcomed Loved Ones,” honors our loved ones, past, present and future,” said Peña. “Every year, we celebrate birthdays and Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is the one day we can remember our loved ones who have passed on.”
 
A common symbol of the holiday is the skull. “Visitors will see interpretations of death from various artists,” said Peña. “Art surrounding Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is not meant to frighten anyone. We are here to educate and explain what this celebration is all about.”
 
Featured artists include Jose Guadalupe Posada, Carlos Hernandez, Francisco Franco, Kristie Odom, Hector Guerra, Jeff Garcia, Patrick McGrath Muñiz, Jose Olvera, Carlos Barberena and Special Guest Artist, Dr. Rebecca Riley President of LSC-Montgomery.
 
“We are excited to offer this group exhibition,” said Robby Wood, LSC-Montgomery ceramics professor. “It is a good example of using art to celebrate loved ones that have passed away.”
 
The North Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be holding its own events to celebrate and encourage attendance at the exhibit. Join them, Monday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. just outside the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, around the water foundation for another opening reception featuring Aztec dancers with drums and incense inviting all to enter the gallery.
 
The Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is located on the first floor of Building D.
 
For more information, please contact Latoya Robinson at Latoya.Robinson@lonestar.edu or 936.273.7401
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.
 
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