‘Day of the Dead’ art exhibit at Pirate Ninja Print Shop Nov. 4

Diverse group of artists to showcase work in various media while conforming to ‘Day of the Dead’ theme

• ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ runs 7 to 11 p.m. and also includes music from a live DJ

Staff Report

Pirate Ninja Print Shop, 400 E. State St., downtown Rockford, will host an art exhibit titled “Dia De Los Muertos” from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4.

The theme of the art exhibit is based around the Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead,” and local artists will be showcasing their cultures through their artwork.

Dia De Los Muertos (also known as “Day of the Dead”) is a Mexican holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

A group of diverse artists will showcase their artwork in various types of media while conforming to the “Day of the Dead” theme.

The exhibit will consist of artists from the Chicago, Madison, Wis., and Rockford area who are respected artist in their disciplines.

Exhibiting artists include Mario “Kayo” Martinez, Tim Atwell, Isaac Velasco, Javier Jimenez, Jesus Correa, Sarah Stewart, Peter Goral, Joe Goral, Oscar Luna, Greg Lang, Dan Moorman, Jarrod Hennis, Alan Mauries, Balta Ramirez, Katrina Brooke Flores and Rico Martinez.

The art exhibit will present those in attendance with a real-life perspective on the culture of the artists and Dia De Los Muertos. Music will be provided by a live DJ to enhance the experience for all in attendance.

Since the goal of this event is for the artists to share their heritage and background with attendees, the art exhibit is free to the public.

For more details, contact Mario Martinez at (815) 519-3204 or m_martinez1@live.com, or visit http://www.kayo1.com.

From the Nov. 2-8, 2011, issue

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