Folk Art: Mexican Day of the Dead
October 29, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us in the courtyard for a folk art celebration of Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos) with artist & educator Zafiro Romero-Acevedo
Experience this festive Mexican tradition in which passed loved ones are remembered with joy and celebration. Renowned artist Zafiro Romero-Acevedo returns to the Pelham Art Center to share the history of one of Mexico’s richest traditions through performance and demonstration.
Free and Open to All | Costumes Welcome!
Zafiro Romero-Acevedo was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. She arrived with her family in the early 1980’s and has been living in Yonkers ever since. She was brought up in a strong cultural heritage which included Mexican folklore performances, murals, and paper arts. Mrs. Acevedo has been teaching Mexican Folk Art passionately and patiently for more than two decades in the NY Tri-State area, Rockland County, Duchess & Putnam County. She also teaches enrichment programs for public libraries, museums, art centers, public and parochial schools.
Mrs. Acevedo earned her bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, PA, majoring in Computer Graphics Technology in Multimedia and an Associate’s degree in Fine Arts and in Animation. She conducts workshops in Mexican fine arts and traditional Mexican performing arts and theater in Yonkers Public Schools, as well as art centers, museums, and Hispanic festivals throughout the Tri-State area. She is also sponsored through Live Arts Grants from Arts Westchester for mix-media and paint classes for children and adults.
This event is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government with the support of County Executive George Latimer. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency, TD Charitable Foundation, The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and Pelham Community Members and Annual Fund Donors.