Closing Reception: Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Dedicated to Virginia Benavidez
When: Saturday, November 7th, 2009
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Closing Reception begins at 6:00pm, Performances begin at 7:00pm
Extended Gallery hours: Tuesday—Friday, 12:00pm—7:00pm; Saturday, from 12:00pm—5:00pm

On Thursday, October 22, artist Virginia Benavidez passed away. For several weeks, Virginia had been participating in SOMArts Cultural Center’s Day of the Dead exhibition and building an altar—one of her many collaborations with co-curator Rene Yañez over the years.

To honor Virginia and celebrate her work, SOMArts will be hosting an extended closing reception for “Dia de los Muertos 2009: Altars for the Spirits, Offerings for the Living” on Saturday, November 7 from 6pm to 10pm. There will be a potluck and many performances and shared memories by artists featured in the installation as well as friends and family.

Virginia’s family has requested that donations be made in her memory to help support this event. Donations can be made online or via mail, payable to SOMArts . SOMArts is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and contributions are tax-deductible.

Photo: Rio Yañez
Model: Rachel-Anne Palacios
Makeup: David Tafolla