STUMPTOWN ART STUDIO–Dia de los Muertos – October 4 Reception

Dia de los Muertos, translated as “Day of the Dead”, is a multi-day festival in Mexico honoring departed ancestors, friends and family. There are journeys to cemeteries to spruce up neglected gravesites, lively marketplaces selling beads, candies in the shapes of skeletons, and family altars lovingly assembled.

Stumptown Art Studio will be decorated in festive Mexican style for an art exhibit that will capture the essence and spirit of Dia de los Muertos. The exhibition features the artwork of high school and junior high school art students from around the Valley.  There will be 3-D drawings to viewed while wearing 3-D glasses, mixed-media altars, paintings, tissue paper picados and sculptures.

(Dia de Muertos, by Diego Rivera 1944)

Mexican culture honors its dead during this traditional holiday every year. Add this to your list of “Hallowed” activities and get your fill of culture along with fun on Thursday, October 4 from 6-9 p.m. during the Whitefish First Thursday Gallery Night. This evening is for the entire family and all ages are encouraged to attend.

Stumptown Art Studio is a non-profit community art center in the heart of Whitefish, Montana. It was founded in 1995 to offer art opportunities for all ages and art interests including: classes, workshops, art camps, art parties, a clay cooperative, pottery painting, glass fusing and mosaic-making in the Ceramics Annex, , art gifts, retail art supplies and exhibits.

Exhibits hosted at Stumptown Art Studio feature guest artists, groiup displays, student works, new works and provide exhibit space for emerging artists. Each month during the Whitefish First Thursday Gallery Night season from May through October, the work of a different artist is on display.

Open hours to view exhibits and take part in the many other art offerings are: Monday-Friday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Please check the web site at http://www.stumptownartstudio.org/ for continued updates.