Sunday, November 04, 2007

Day of the Dead at Bare Hands Gallery

During Friday's presentation of Day of the Dead altars here at the library, Eric Vaccarella mentioned a piece in the Birmingham News about the Day of the Dead display at Bare Hands Gallery. This morning, I found a short video clip produced by the News on this popular exhibit and festival in the Magic City.

Bare Hands celebrated their fifth Day of the Dead last week establishing them as one of the first known major observances of this unique Mexican holiday in the Birmingham area. It just so happens that we've been celebrating here at Carmichael Library for six years now! :) Thanks to Dr. Vaccarella, Dr. Michelle Duran-McClure and all of our talented students for putting on another terrific event again this year.

Finally, those interested in the Day of the Dead tradition, and/or the local art scene won't want to miss this second video, produced by Bare Hands Gallery. It features local artists Tracy Martin and Wendy Jarvis, who talk about the history of Day of the Dead at BHG.

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