By Edward Swift
In this year of COVID Fábrica la Aurora will not be celebrating Day of the Dead with its annual grand event. However, the Aurora Community will not let the day pass without honoring the centuries long tradition of this Mexican holiday, now celebrated in many parts of the world. In recognition of what the holiday represents, many of the galleries and shops will create traditional altars dedicated to departed friends, relatives, and public figures. For the artists in La Aurora, Day of the Dead presents an opportunity to blend tradition and art. Various galleries will be installing exhibitions introducing new artists and works.
The public is invited to visit La Aurora to view the altars and the exhibits from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 during regular hours from 10am-6pm.
La Aurora’s galleries and restaurants have all been individually certified and are in compliance with health protocol, as indicated by the Health First certificates posted.
Some of the things you can expect to see: Zoho Gallery will create an altar commemorating the victims of the pandemic Covid-19; Intersección plans to introduce new works by four artists, Luis Luna, Beverly Moor, Ian Johnson and Victor Hugo Perez; and as well as her own work, Merry Calderoni will feature Gabriela Epstein and Ferdinand Roja. Beatriz Castañeda will exhibit her latest collage series entitled “Crisis = Oportunidades.”
We are prepared for your visit. Aurora is an easy place to social distance while you browse, shop, or relax in one of the restaurants after viewing the altars and exhibits. Please do not forget your facemasks.