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ARAW NG MGA PATAY // Day of the Dead Opening Reception at Avenue 50 Studio

Oct 12, 2019 @ 07:00 PM
Oct 12, 2019 @ 07:00 PM - Oct 12, 2019 @ 10:00 PM
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Please join us for the opening reception of ARAW NG MGA PATAY: Filipinx-American Artists Celebrate Day of the Dead on Saturday, October 12 from 7-10PM at Avenue 50 Studio. Admission is free, $5 valet parking will be available on site, free street parking (limited) or the gallery is located within walking distance from the Highland Park Metro Gold Line Station and is off Metro Bus Lines 81, 83 & Highland Park Dash bus.

Community Altar. Please bring an offering.

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12, 7-10PM
Exhibition Dates: October 12 – November 2, 2019
losing Gathering: Saturday, November 2, 2-4PM

Artist Led Walkthrough: Saturday, October 19, starting 1PM

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N. Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042
Gallery Hours: 10AM-4PM, Closed Mondays & Fridays

About the Exhibition:
Giving offerings to our ancestors is an indigenous practice in the so-called Philippines that predates Catholocism. It is a way of honoring our ancestors & the time they spent with us on this physical plane. Once a year, many cultures around the world take the time to honor our ancestors, such as ‘Dia de los Muertos’ in Mexico, ‘Pchum Ben’ in Cambodia & many more. In Philippine culture, ‘Araw Ng Mga Patay’ (translating to Day of the Dead in Tagalog – a Philippine language) is a day we reflect on the remembrance of our passed loved ones.

The intention of this exhibition is to highlight how Filipinx-American visual artists use art as a platform to honor our loved ones in the spirit world. Visual artworks selected for this exhibition become an offering to our ancestors in itself.

Curated by Nica Aquino with assistance from Anna Calubayan.

In loving memory of my dad, Alfonso Gaerlan Aquino & good friend, Pedro Balugo, whom both passed away on September 6, 2019.

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Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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