Celebrate a Latin American holiday that reunites the living and the dead in an exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Oct. 25 through Nov. 4.
Dia De Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, will be held at the Edna Carlsten Gallery with an opening reception from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The free event will include information about the holiday as well as light appetizers, refreshments, a photobooth and music. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point.
Dia De Los Muertos celebrations include an ofrenda, an altar offering that features photos of loved ones who have passed. Those attending the opening reception are encouraged to bring a photo of a loved one to share for the duration of the exhibit. The ofrenda is open to all nationalities, ethnicities and identities.
Traditionally held in Latin America Nov. 1 and 2, Dia De Los Muertos celebrations include ofrendas decorated with yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed and their favorite food and drinks. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as departed souls hear prayers, smell the food and join in the festivities.
The UW-Stevens Point event is sponsored by Fiesta Point and the university’s Latino Student Alliance and Multicultural Resource Center.