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Dia de los Muertos at the Ellen Noël

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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 4:00 am

The Ellen Noël Art Museum will be hosting a Dia de los Muertos community art day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. October 28 at the museum, 4909 E. University Blvd.

This event will feature three different art stations, guests will be able to make day of the dead cards, papel picado banners and embroidered patches with day of the dead symbols. Also, attendees can listen to Odessa’s own Mariachi Armonia performing while getting their faces painted and enjoying some traditional treats.

The Dia de Los Muertos community art day promises to be enjoyable for all ages.

“We do them for all ages — we never have these that are just for little kids or just for grownups — we want everybody to come,” Annie Stanley, Educator at Ellen Noël Art Museum, said. “We always have art activities that anybody can do.”

The goal for this community art day is to celebrate the traditions of some but also to educate those in the community that are interested in this day of remembrance.

“We really wanted to do this as a way to educate people who didn’t know anything about it,” Stanley said. “And then, for those people that it was part of their culture, part of their family history, it would be an event where they could take their children and share this holiday with them.”

And, no worries if you’re in a rush because the event is made for you too.

“We usually have them at least two hours long, that way even if you just popped by for half an hour you could go make something, go listen to the mariachi, have a cookie — you could come in for 15 minutes and still have a neat experience,” Stanley said.

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