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Opening Reception at SOMArts for Día de los Muertos - October 12, 2018

Now in its 19th year, SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Honoring our Ancestors by Fighting for the Future is dedicated to the Padrino of the Mission and beloved Dia de los Muertos co–curator, René Yañez. Yañez was crucial in the formation of Chicanx visual aesthetics and as a founding member of Galeria de la Raza, created spaces that centered contemporary Latinx perspectives. Since 1999, Yañez curated the Dia de los Muertos exhibitions at SOMArts Cultural Center and we celebrate his life, legacy, and impact on generations to come. The exhibition unveiling, Friday, October 12, 6–9pm, $12–15 sliding scale admission with a multimedia dance performance by La Mezcla and Dia de los Muertos inspired artist market. Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla Exhibiting Artists: Adrian Arias Adriana Garcia April Martin Charland Azucena Hernandez Candi Farlice Carla Caletti Choppy Oshiro Cj grossman Cynthia Tom David Tafolla Deand and Juliet MacCannell Elena-Maria Bey Elizabeth Addison Elizabeth Benson Elizabeth Rojas Howie Katz John Mayne Josephine Torio Kathy de Rosas Keiko Kubo Kristian Kabuay Kristiana Chan Lia Tealdi, John Latham, Alice Latham Libby Paloma, Ace Lehner Lilli Lanier, Rachel-Anne Palacios, Emily Winslow-Cabrera Mara Lea Brown Marco Razo, Kate Razo Maya Chinchilla Michael Dingle Michelle Bonilla Garcia Miranda Bergman Monique Lopez Nancy Hom Nick Gomez Olivia Armas Patricia Montgomery Patrick Piazza Rio Yanez Rosario Sotelo Sarah Davis Shizue Seigel Susan Mathews Veronica Rueda, Jose Luis Rueda Victor-Mario Zaballa Yohana Junker, Coletivo Desbordar Curated by Rio Yańez and Carolina Quintanilla

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