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Dia de los Muertos, Catrinas on Parade, Escuchame, and a New Artist Member Pop Up Opens!


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OPENING DURING THE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL – 11AM
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 [6-9PM]

MAIN GALLERY: CATRINAS ON PARADE: FEATURING INTERPRETATIONS OF POSADA’S LA CALAVERA CATRINA BY LOCAL ARTISTS
Each year, the Firehouse Art Center invites local artists to create their representation of La Calavera Catrina. La Calavera Catrina is a zinc etching by the Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. Originally a commentary on the Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions. She has become an icon of the Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. There are select Catrinas hanging at the Longmont Public Library as well.

SOUTH GALLERY: ESCUCHAME FEATURING WORKS BY ADRIANA PAOLA PALACIOS LUNA AND JAMIE CHIHUAN
The South Gallery’s “Escuchame” explores complex issues like healing, feminism and identity. Featuring Jamie Chihuan and Adriana Paolo Palacios Luna, the exhibition includes painting, printmaking and fiber arts, the works connected by common threads of shared life experiences, and complex narratives layered by cross cultural experiences, memories, environmental commentary, spiritualism and symbolism.

During the October 14 reception, Chihuan will screen his documentary film discussing issues of identity in the Latinx Artist Community when dealing with Dia de los Muertos.

Showings at 6:30pm and 7:30 pm

Adriana will be hosting mini workshops on traditional Mexican art techniques during the exhibit reception. All workshops are hands on, from an intercultural approach, celebrating diversity, equity and creativity. Workshops at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

UPSTAIRS IN STUDIO 64 – JAMES POTACH: IMAGES IN WAX


Dia de los Muertos Family Celebration is this Saturday, October 8, 2022
11am-3pm  •  4th and Main St.

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to celebrate our deceased loved ones and keep their memories alive. Running since the year 2000, this Day of the Dead event is spearheaded by the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center and it attracts more than 6,000 people annually.

Visit the Firehouse Art Center booth for your Calacas Skull face paint and stick around for the Gigantes Procession from 2pm-3pm!

The Catrina Auction

BIDDING OPENS: October 8-October 28 at 10pm

Each year, local artists paint representations of La Calavera Catrina to raise money for the Firehouse’s programs, exhibits and events.

Where do the proceeds for the Catrina Auction go?
Did you know that over half of the Firehouse Art Center Art Education classes are offered at no-cost to under resourced areas of our community?

Did you know that our gallery is always free to visit- we have no admission fee and welcome anyone in our community to experience innovative, creative and thought provoking contemporary art.

As a community based art center we believe that art is not a luxury, but an important way to inspire cultural awareness and human connection.

These Catrinas were painted by local artists to support the Firehouse Art Center’s programming, events and exhibits.  Your purchase of one of these Catrinas (or more than one!) supports and sustains the Firehouse Art Center, while playing a part in Colorado’s largest Dia de los Muertos celebration.

Thank you to the artists who contributed their time and talents to create these fabulous works of art!

The Catrina Ball

Friday, October 28, 7pm-10pm
$15 pre-purchase, $20 at the door
380 Main St., Longmont
PURCHASE TICKETS

Honor your loved ones with song, laughter, dancing and revelry in Downtown Longmont! We are transforming the space formerly known as Breakers Grill into a candle lit, flower-filled explosion of color. Come dressed as a Catrina or Catrin and compete in the Catrina Contest or get your face painted at the event and get ready to dance, dance, dance! Tickets at firehouseart.org/catrinaball.

Performances by Nahucalli Folkloric Dance Troupe, SVVSD Combined Mariachi, and Los Cheesies!


Education at the Firehouse

Afterschool art, upcycled fashion, life drawing, watercolor, seeker creative sessions and more!

ART CLASSES (KIDS AND ADULTS!) WITH BETTINA
FASHION DESIGN: UP CYCLING WITH BLEACH PAINTING
FASHION DESIGN: UP-CYCLING CLOTHES BY STENCILING GARMENTS
FASHION DESIGN: UP-CYCLING WITH IRON ON TRANSFERS

JOIN THE FUN…


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Visit Our Calendar

Ukelele Club – Oct. 6 and 20th, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Dia de los Muertos Family Celebration – Oct. 8, 11am-3pm
Artist Circle – Oct. 10, 12-2:30
Exhibit Opening Reception – Oct 14, 6pm-9pm
Songwriters Tuesday – October 18- 6pm-8pm
Abandoned Art and Craft Time – Oct 23, 1pm-3pm
Writers Workshop – Oct 21- 7pm-9pm
Coy Ink Creative Biz Workshop – Oct 25- 5pm

Life Drawing – Long Pose – Oct 23- 6pm
Play with Clay – Oct 27, 6pm

Tangle Turtle Kids and Adult Classes – Various dates
Upcycled Fashion Classes with Staci – various dates

Weekly Classes

MONDAY Life Drawing * TUESDAY Watercolor with Junghwa Lee * TANGLE TURTLE ART


Have one of these in your wallet?

We are part of the King Soopers Community Rewards Program. When you link your card to us, we get a portion of all the groceries you buy. Such an easy way to give!

If you’re having trouble signing up, please send an email to info@firehouseart.org.


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