Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts invites you to experience interactive installations for The Day of the Dead 2017. In this exhibition there is an opportunity to impact the senses along with the mind through a journey of a special place where legends, images, textures, aromas, and colors promise an intimate participation of tradition in this celebration.
Manos Creativas “In Heaven as on Earth”
“Celebrating on Earth the life of those who are already in Heaven ….” Day of the Dead 2017
Manos Creativas makes an allegory of tradition as well as the celebration of the Day of the Dead. This tradition has been shared by many Mexicans in different places around the world where they establish their home. Among the most spectacular are the colorful altars of the dead that are filled with elements that symbolize the devotion and love of each one.
Manos Creativas is a group of artists and craftsmen of San Francisco whose main objective is to explore different handcrafting techniques used on Mexican folk art by working with diverse materials, textures, colors, paintbrush strokes, sculpting, and modelling.
Come and enjoy the “Monumental Altar” of Huaquechula Puebla, Mexico; an elaborate altar in collaboration with “Manos Creativas”, and interact with the altars created in honor of our “Heroes of the Mission” by Adrían Arias.