Día de los Muertos – Roots and Tradition Workshop

How do traditional stories are told via art in different cultures?

Mexican artist Alejandra Espinosa Andreu takes students through a workshop on an artistic narration of traditional stories, customs, and experiences that reference the memories of her life and country of origin.

Since there is a record, communities have used art to document their history and transmit their experiences, customs, and wisdom to new generations.  The connection of language and culture with the Arts is evident as it provides the medium for communities to share their culture through painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, music, dance, theater, photography and films. This connection of culture and art was demonstrated recently at our schools with one of Mexican’s celebrations, the “Dia de los Muertos” – Day of the Death.  Students at Dowell Elementary, Kennesaw Mountain High School, and North Cobb High School had the opportunity to learn about creating printed art related to the celebration through the etching technique with Mexican visiting artist Alejandra Espinosa Andreu.

Alejandra Espinosa-Andreu is a known artist from Guanajuato, Mexico whose work has been displayed nationally throughout Mexico and internationally in countries such as Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina, France, and United States.  Through these events, she aims to contribute to cultural initiatives by promoting and disseminating expressions of art and culture, promoting artistic and cultural educational research, and disseminate local cultural heritage and diversity.  Thank you to Mrs. Lourdes Garcia Padilla, Parent Resource Specialist for making event possible for our students!

Germán Suárez,  Supervisor
World Languages

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