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Posted on 10-29-2012
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Día de los Muertos honoring Corn Mothers

Todd Pierson
History is filled with “Wise Women” who have been forgotten. In a closing reception on Nov. 2nd, for “Return of the Corn Mothers” the exhibition at the Center For Visual Arts (965 Santa Fe - Denver) will honor the mothers with a special Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration from 5-10 p.m.
Master Mexican folklorist Rita Wallace, Jewish storyteller Cherie Swartz, African American storyteller Lois Burrell, and painter Evelyn Valdez will be honored along with community activist Barbara Shannon Banister and Chicana activist Dora Esquibel. Two of the original Corn Mothers, have passed since the shows inception in 2007. “We do not want to wait until these amazing women are dead to celebrate what they have contributed to the community,” said Patricia Sigala, of Santa Fe New Mexico Museum of International Folk Art, who is also a Corn Mother.
This special Dia de Los Muertos celebration will also mark the first time that the Center For Visual Art has hosted a Day of the Dead celebration. Special guest Judy Newland from Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology will give a talk about the significance of the holiday. She will be joined by local storytellers in creating a Day of the Dead “tellabration.”
Healers from several different traditions, (Aztec, Mexica, and Lakota) will host a group blessing to honor all participants and museum patrons. An Aztec candle light processional for the beloved departed will take place at 6:30 p.m. free atole, sugar skulls, face painting and traditional music will round out the night. Admission is free.
“Return of the Corn Mothers,” opened on Sept.20 after a two year tour out of United States. The exhibition features 32 stories and portraits of women from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. These modern unsung heroines are multi-generational, multi-cultural and ...
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