Sol Treasures joins with “La Cocina” open-air market to honor our ancestors, bringing to light the past and celebrating those who have come before us.  Honor Our Ancestors, Lost but not Forgotten isthe current exhibit at the Sol Treasures gallery on Broadway celebrating the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos. Local artists have created artwork, crafts, and textile art reflecting the symbols of the holiday, including sugar skulls and altars to loved ones. Celebrating the exhibit and the processional are thematic workshops and classes in beginning cross stitch, sugar skull design, sugars skull face painting, decorative tiles, and memorial collages.

By encouraging cross culture, cross generations, and faith participation, we become educators and bridge builders between communities within our own community. Understanding and participating in multicultural events enriches lives and helps build tolerance and teamwork.

Our hope is that in a community that often has racial boundaries, sharing this beautiful tradition and learning how others celebrate their dead will bring us all a little closer. It also will create awareness for those who do not celebrate their ancestors, how enriching the custom can be. Involving the Art, Theatre and Dance communities will add an additional dimension and opportunity for participation.”

Tina speaks to the intended impact of the event, “We hope that this will be a multicultural event.  We’ve all experienced loss and honor our ancestors in different ways.  It’s important to learn from each other.”

Sol Treasures President Sonia Chapa shares, “The exhibit and the processional connect to our mission and our core values in our quest to provide a home for creative and inspiring opportunities to unify the community through art and culture.

Join us on November 2, 2018, in this Illuminated Procession to be presented to the community for the first time, ever.  3:30 p.m. at Sol Treasures gallery; 6:30 p.m. at the corner of 3rdand Broadway Streets for the Procession.