OMCA Showcase Series: Days of the Dead

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 1–2:30 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 1:00pm

This exciting new series features artists from the 19th Annual Days of the Dead exhibition, The Tree of Life and Death: Dias de los Muertos 2013, presenting their work in the brief and illuminating format known as a lightning talk. Artists will share examples of their work and discuss the fusion of Mesoamerican traditions with themes in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences including indigenous knowledge, empathy, habitat and species loss, and accountability for preventing such losses through conservation and action. The showcase lecture will be followed by a brief artist- and curator-led tour.

Featured artists include:

Ernesto I. Hernandez Olmos, whose work combines ancient forms of art that have been passed down through oral and ceremonial traditions.

Samuel Rodriguez, an emerging artist whose designs, wall paintings, graffiti artwork, and drawings re-construct moments in figurative and abstract styles.

Karen Seneferu, a self-taught artist who developed Technokisi, combining the art form Nkisi, from the Kongo Basin, with modern technology for the purpose of healing and empowerment.

Patricia Rodríguez, and Lucha Corpi, in collaboration with members of the Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO). Rodríguez is nationally known for her mural work and role in advancing Chicano Studies. She has been a past curator of OMCA’s Days of the Dead exhibition. Corpi has authored numerous poetry collections, children’s books, and novels, and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry. ECHO

Included with Museum Admission. Free to OMCA Members.