Dias De Los Muertos
November 3, 2017
Christine DeVitt Icehouse Gallery
Minnie Quickenstedt Underwood Graffiti Building
Lubbock High School
The exhibit will feature drawings, paintings, and 3-D art work following the theme: "Cavaleras and Esqueletos on Parade" produced by freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior art students from Lubbock High School.
Primary emphasis will be on the art work expressing the students' views on Dias De Los Muertos. The exhibit will include a variety of different interpretations and media using the background and the culture the students have studied and experienced.
Irons Middle School
Students from Delfine Mazzamuto and Nealy Holley’s art and crafts classes at Irons Middle School will have their Dia de los Muertos-themed artwork on display at the Dia de Los Muertos Procession Gallery Opening and November First Friday Art Trail on Friday, November 3. Dia de Los Muertos celebrates the lives of loved-ones that have passed away. There will be many different projects on display for this gallery opening. The advanced students from Ms. Mazzamuto’s art class created watercolor paintings based on skeletons, skulls, and the traditional images of Katrina, a main figure in Day of the Dead artwork. The students began by drawing their images on watercolor paper. They made relief textures by adding glue and other supplies to the surface to create depth and texture on the paper. Some of these students also made stitched pillows with colorful stitching. The intermediate students created foil relief animals. Beginning students created modeling clay Calaveras. The beginning students in Mrs. Holley’s class created clay skulls adorned with marigolds, patterns, bright colors, and other traditional symbols. Intermediate students crafted skull-shaped batik pillows painted with bright colors, patterns, and symbols. Students drew their skull, placed a piece of fabric over the drawing, and traced the lines with paste before painting the pillow and sewing it together and stuffing it by hand. Intermediate students also created clay gargoyles. Gargoyles are thought to ward off evil spirits and are guardians over loved-ones. The advanced students created 3D paper skull masks and quilled paper sculptures adorned with bright colors and decorations. The artwork will be part of an exhibit at the Graffiti Building on 5th & Ave. J. The building features skeletons and skulls painted on the exterior walls. The opening for this exhibit will be Friday, November 3 from 6:00-8:00 pm during the annual Dia de Los Muertos Procession and November First Friday Art Trail.