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Day of the Dead: Recycled Art Show 2013 on Exhibit

In Celebration of Those We Love, and the Awesomeness of Recycled Art

On exhibit at the Central Library, October – November 2013

Day of the Dead Recycled Art

The work of 21 local artists is on display in honor of the Mexican festival of the Day of the Dead.

The pieces, all of which include recycled materials, honor the artists’ deceased loved ones and ancestors.

A reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., in the Second Floor Meeting Room. The exhibit will also include a Day of the Dead altar, and visitors are invited to add photos and items in memory of anyone they wish to remember.


The artist are:

  • David Amoroso - “Katrina”
  • Paul Bierman  - “Demented Decoupage, 2012” or “Truncus Quartos”
  • Kris Eifried – “Homage to ancestors”
  • Karen Elliott  jewelry – bracelet and necklace
  • B. Freer Freeman – “Aloha Gordon, Mahalo for the music” and “Gatekeeper”
  • Natsag “Ganna” Gankhuyag – “Khokhimoiz” and “Happy Frog”
  • Tim Gasper – “Ruega por nosotros”
  • Jocelyn Buck Hunn  - “For my grandparents”
  • Maria Teresa Frescas Illingworth – 3 painted gourds and a stained glass cat;
  • Ruth Krulfeld – “Has anyone seen my Granny?” and “Dance Macabre- Dia de los muertos”
  • Annie Lowry – “Calavera Plastica”
  • Lynn – Rusty Mixed media sculpture
  • Teresa Oaxaca – “Mexican Doll”
  • Margaret Panas – “Sangre de Cristo”
  • Nilo Santiago – “Eternal Love” and “Infinity”
  • Ruth Sievers – “In Memoriam” collage
  • Donna Turnage Spencer – “Day of the Dead box”
  • Jean Stark – “Laughing cow” and “Boy next door”
  • Cosima Storz – “Mountain Girl”
  • Kathy Turner – “Generations” and “Sun Worshipper”
  • Alison Ware – “Calavera Fiesta”


Want to buy something you see on our walls? Artists contribute 20% of sales made during their exhibit to the Friends of the Arlington County Public Library, to help support Library programming.


Learn more about Art Exhibits at the Library.


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