Monday, October 22, 2018

The Sun Gallery- Dia de los Muertos


I went over to the Sun Gallery in Hayward. The Sun Gallery has been around since 1976 and stimulates the community interests in the arts as a cultural center. It sustains local artists. They try to reflect the diversity that is Hayward in their exhibitions. I remember going there as a kid on field trips. 

Right now, they are having their annual Day of the Dead  or Dia de los Muertos exhibit.  The art is done by local artists and it focuses on capturing beauty, vibrancy and celebration in memory of those who have passed on. Dia de los Muertos has its beginnings in Mexico and is celebrated many countries around the world:



















28 comments:

  1. Haha love the pineapple heads! Have a great week Patrick!

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  2. What a great gallery their all such fun heheh!

    Have a suntastic week :-)

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  3. Some great pictures there. I love the pineapple! #TriumphantTales

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  4. How interesting. We have Mexican themed kitchen. Some of this type of art is in it. My husband has some Mexican in his blood. He got excepted into an art residency for a museum here called, El Museo Latino.

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  5. Interesting post! We experienced this holiday in Ecuador. I didn't realize that it was celebrated worldwide.

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  6. Fab, I’ve never got my head round this tradition but that hasn’t stopped me appreciating it if that makes sense. It seems so alien :) #MLSTL

    Sharing on Mux

    Regards sonia (Losing the Plot)

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  7. Want to know something perhaps a little strange? My mother in law is in a nursing home where we live near Binghamton, NY. The home is decorated with all kinds of Halloween imagery, including skulls, skeletons, tombstones saying "RIP" and so forth. Considering this is basically a place where people come to die, it creeps my husband out. HIs sister, visiting today from out of town, couldn't believe it, either. But, I guess I see it a diffferent way, as I do when I see this exhibit. I really enjoyed it. I have a Mexican cousin-in-law so maybe it's in my blood a little, too.

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  8. It's all a bit colourful and creepy mixed together Patrick - but I always find your posts interesting little snapshots of things I'd never see otherwise. Thanks for sharing at MLSTL and I've shared this on my SM :)

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  9. How fun and so fitting for the season. You do some really cool things.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Thanks for linking up. 😎

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  10. I love the combination of color and horror. The artwork is beautiful. Thank you for this delightfully creepy post.

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  11. Thank you for stopping by. Sure wish other people were like you. You are a true friend, but you'd be an even better friend if you take me with you to all these grand places you go too! You take so many great pictures too. Do you save all these pics you take? WOW! YOU MUST HAVE TONS & THEY're all so wonderful. What a creepy one this is... too cool. THANKS for sharing! Have a great day!

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  12. What a cool exhibit! Think the dog is my favorite!

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  13. Especially cool since I saw that movie Coco not too long ago, you should check it out if you haven't seen it, all about the Day of the Dead (it's animated but still very good). Fun, colorful photos and it's important to have some kind of community involvement in the arts.

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  14. I am a Pineapple FREAK and I LOVE that skull Pineapple!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    - Lisa

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  15. Love the skull pumpkin and the pen and ink drawing. Thanks for linking up with #ThisMainLineLife
    - Julie

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  16. Who would have thought skulls could look this good! Thanks for sharing at #MLSTL Patrick and have a great week!

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  17. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy the sneaky peeks into a tradition that's not at all big here in Aus. #teamlovinlife

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  18. A bit creepy, but original. There's nothing similar in Portugal, so it's always fun to discover different things.
    Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party!

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  19. Fun! I enjoy the creativity expressed in the tradition of honoring those past.
    Sharing for MLSTL

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  20. What an interesting display! Your photographs are wonderful! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  21. Wow! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Love all the displays. It truly represent the Culture and how the dead is celebrated.

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  23. Thanks for sharing with us at #alittlebitofeverything

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  24. you really do find the best places and it is great because I get to see the pics through reading your blog! Thank you for being part of #Ablogginggoodtime

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  25. What lovely pieces of art. Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop :)

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