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Upcoming Events at the Center
22ND ANNUAL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL
Nov. 1, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Come and celebrate el Día de los Muertos with music, art, ballet folklórico and more! This year we celebrate our 22nd annual Festival, and it is going to be better than ever. As always, attendees will be able to create altars to remember lost loved ones in a special area created by artist Eloy Tarcisio. For the children, we will have face painting, arts & crafts, and more. Food and handmade goods will be available for purchase. This year’s festival includes a live performance in the Concert Hall by Selena Tribute Band Como la Flor and don’t forget to stop by an altar to Selena created by artist Daniel Martinez that will be on display at the Center through November 17, 2017.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXPANDED: DISTINCT APPROACHES
Through Nov. 12, 2017 | TH-SAT, 10AM-5PM SUN 1-5PM
This group exhibition surveys photography and includes several different takes on the medium. Works by Richard Slechta, a composer of chromogenic photograms that use light as a vehicle for expression and Sol Hill who skillfully distorts his images to discover new narratives called Missightments.
Also on display are photographic storytelling pieces by Michele McCain, who blurs the line between reality and fiction in her digitally collaged works. This exhibition will also honor the late Major Morris, a local photojournalist whose lens captured several decades of American history and culture.
For the Center’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration, the Tower Gallery will display a special ofrenda (offering) in honor of Mr. John Medina, a passionate and beloved educator who taught in the Escondido Union School District for 20 years. Mr. Medina’s former students will assist in the development and design of the altar, under the instruction of teaching artist, Daniel Martinez.
Valerie June with Gill Landry
Thursday, Nov. 30 | 7:30 PM
Valerie June is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose sound encompasses a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass. June has earned the attention of music legend Bob Dylan. Dylan said he had been listening to June, whose latest album, The Order of Time, is a blend of spacey hippie soul, blues and folk with June’s pinched, modern-Appalachian voice at the center.
Gill Landry is a former member of Old Crow Medicine Show and a founding member of the Kitchen Syncopators. Landry’s latest album “Love Rides A Dark Horse” was recorded in a south Nashville apartment and produced by Landry himself. The album pitches its tent in the four-way intersection between Dylan-inspired folk-rock, atmospheric Americana, dusty cowboy songs and street busker ballads.