Through a visual journey of folkloric and contemporary altars, Death in Parallel examines el acompañimiento, the accompaniment of the dead in our everyday lives. A whisper, a fleeting shadow lets us know they are here with us. Other signals are close at hand, but how open are we to acknowledging the presence of our ancestors? Death in Parallel explores this relationship, which eyes open or closed, remains an intimate one. With the creative presentation of stories, photos, home video and personal artifacts, MCCLA continues our participation in a rich and vibrant tradition within our Latino community to call upon the dead as we remember and honor our loved ones.

A través de un viaje visual de altares contemporáneos y folklóricos, "Muerte Paralela" investiga la presencia de los muertos en nuestra vida cotidiana. Un susurro, una destello fugaz nos indica que están con nosotros. Hay otras señales cercanas, pero ¿qué tan abiertos estamos para reconocer la presencia de nuestros antepasados? "Muerte Paralela" explora esta relación, que con ojos abiertos o cerrados, se mantiene íntima. Con la presentación creativa de cuentos, fotos, videos caseros y objetos personales, el MCCLA da continuidad a su participación en una tradición vibrante en la comunidad latina de convocar a los muertos mientras recordamos y honramos nuestros queridos antepasados.

The celebration includes a sugar skull demonstration, Danza Azteca, Mixtizo performance in the Theater, Pan de Muerto y chocolate, mask making, and more.

Inti Raymi Project Gallery

LAPIZTOLA, a Oaxacan based artists collective, will create a site-specific installation
in the gallery. It will consist of stencil and video works. Lapiztola artists will be in
residence from October 11 – 28.


Main Gallery, ALTAR ARTISTS:

Jennifer Beach and Susan Prentice, Rocio Miller,
Carlos Juan Castillo, Hector Zavala, Nelly Reyes, Nina Reyes Rosenberg, Mara Lea
Brown, Victor Carrillo, Vanessa M. Mosqueda, Olivia Muñoz and Margarita Muñoz, Paul E.
Zinser and John Skwiot, Carlos Martinez, Robert Marosi Bustamante, and Fernando Marti, Melody Rodriguez, Alfonso Ochoa, Herminia Albarrán Romero.


THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
celebrates Latino culture in its fourth
annual Día de los Muertos community
concert, conducted by SFS Resident
Conductor Donato Cabrera with guest
soloist Mexican tenor David Lomelí
performing “Besáme Mucho”, “Granada”
and other beloved Latin American favorites.

Come at 1pm for pre-concert entertainment
and art in the Davies Symphony Hall
lobbies, including Mexico-based artists
from Lapiztola in collaboration with the
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
For more information about Dia de los
Muertos @ the SF Symphony click below.

www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=49808


MCCLA thanks all our "MOLE TO DIE FOR / MOLE PARA MORIRSE" participants and contestants.

And the winners are (...drum roll please!):

Professional Chefs:
First Place / Francisco Baca (Regalito Rosticería)
Second Place / Johnny J. Marenco (Panchita's 3)
Third Place / Albert Suazo and Erin Brooks (Tropisueño)

Homemade Chefs:
First Place / Marta Gladys de Ochoa
Second Place / Dena Cornett
Third Place / Israel Escuidero

Honorable Mention
Gerard Dolores
Thanks to the judges, the MCCLA staff and volunteers. Click the left image to see the MOLE video-clip.

MISSION CULTURAL CENTER
FOR LATINO ARTS

invites you to celebrate its 34th Anniversary

“DEATH IN PARALLEL / MUERTE PARALELA”

A Day of the Dead
SNEAK PREVIEW, VIP RECEPTION & FUNDRAISER

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

6:00-7:00 PM
GALLERY INSTALLATIONS / GUIDED TOUR

7:00-9:30 PM
RECEPTION

Admission $ 50 (per person)

Music
CASCADA DE FLORES

Food
SAN JALISCO RESTAURANT

Please RSVP by Friday October 14, 2011
(415) 821-1155 or info@missionculturalcenter.org

Tickets sold at MCCLA Box Office (415) 643-2785
& on our website via PayPal

Sponsorship opportunities available on our website / facebook
www.missionculturalcenter.org

Paypal price includes $1 transaction fee


THANK YOU
TO
ALL OUR
SPONSORS
Max's World san francisco carpenters local 22 san jalisco link

The Day of the Dead/Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico and in Latino communities throughout the United States and Canada. MCCLA shares a long history in these traditional family celebrations as we honor those who have passed with a variety of festivities. This year, we are excited to offer workshops on traditional altar design and the history and making of Zempasuchil (paper marigolds).



Zempasuchil/ Paper Marigold Workshop:
with Herminia Albarran Romero

MCCLA is honored to have renowned Folk artist and altarista, Herminia Albarran Romero, to teach an 8 week workshop on the history and making of Zempasuchil. The flower, also called the flor de muertos ("flower of the dead") in Mexico, is traditionally used for Dia De Los Muertos because of its vibrant color and aroma. Some participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with Romero by contributing their designs to her beautiful large-scale installation, as part of the Death in Parallel exhibition in MCCLA’s Main Gallery.

Recognized as a master artist, Romero’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, the Heard Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Herminia Albarran Romero is an NEA Awardee for the National Heritage Fellowships in Folk and Traditional Arts, the highest award for folk art in the U.S. Romero was a recipient of the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship in Washington, DC in September 2005. She has also been an active participant in the Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ (ACTA) Folk & Traditional Mentorship Initiative and was ACTA's Apprenticeship Program Master Artist in 2001.



Zempasuchil/ Paper Marigold Workshop

(20 Students Maximum per session)
RSVP required, galleryasst@missionculturalcenter.org or 415.643.2775
(please leave a detailed message with name, workshop title, dates planning to attend, and if enrolling in package deal)
Price: $15 per class session (ages 12 and up)*
Where: MCCLA Main Gallery, Café de la Muerte
Materials: Participants will need to bring a pair of small scissors.
Dates:
Saturday, September 10, 11:30-2pm
Saturday, September 17, 11:30-2pm
Saturday, September 24, 11:30-2pm
Saturday, October 1, 11:30-2pm
Saturday, October 8, 11:30-2pm
Saturday, October 15, 11:30-2pm
Saturday, October 22, 11:30-2pm
Saturday, October 29, 11:30-2pm

*mccla is excited to offer two great discounts on these workshops!
PACKAGE RATE: For enrolling in ALL 8 classes, the cost will be reduced to $80 ($10/each class).
This offer only applies for total enrollment. The deadline to enroll for this package deal is September 9th, 4pm.
FAMILY/FRIEND: Bring along one family member or friend for only HALF PRICE ($7.50)!!
Please note, the above discounts cannot be used at the same time.



Papel Picado Workshop

Altar Design Workshop: with Alfonso Ochoa

MCCLA is also thrilled to have Alfonso Ochoa, a skilled artist and important community figure, to lead an 8 week workshop on the design and construction of traditional and contemporary altars, as well as discussing the meanings of their various elements. Ochoa, who has been creating altars for over 20 years, is a master of the craft, teaching participants the many components of altar-making, from the delicate banderitas made of papel picado to the grand arches decorated with flowers. The workshop will end with a collaborative altar made by Ochoa and the participants.

Ochoa, a native of Chihuahua, has been part of the MCCLA community for many years, and has a long history of contributing to the Dia De Los Muertos exhibitions―making dynamic altars for Mexican folk heroes like Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, and also those that focus on family, with beautiful designs and rich offerings to honor his mother.





Altar Design Workshop:

(20 Students Maximum per session)
RSVP required, galleryasst@missionculturalcenter.org or 415.643.2775
(please leave a detailed message with name, workshop title, dates planning to attend, and if enrolling in package deal)
Price: $15 per class session (ages 12 and up)*
Where: MCCLA Studio D
Materials: Materials will be provided
Dates:
Saturday, September 10, 10:00am-12pm
Saturday, September 17, 10:00am-12pm
Saturday, September 24, 10:00am-12pm
Saturday, October 1, 10:00am-12pm
Saturday, October 8, 10:00am-12pm
Saturday, October 15, 10:00am-12pm
Saturday, October 22, 10:00am-12pm
Saturday, October 29, 10:00am-12pm

*mccla is excited to offer two great discounts on these workshops!
PACKAGE RATE: For enrolling in ALL 8 classes, the cost will be reduced to $80 ($10/each class).
This offer only applies for total enrollment. The deadline to enroll for this package deal is September 9th, 4pm.
FAMILY/FRIEND: Bring along one family member or friend for only HALF PRICE ($7.50)!!
Please note, the above discounts cannot be used at the same time.