Yvonne Pfeiffer â€œCalacas Reinventedâ€: An introspective into the female emotion. People have come to know Calacas through Day of the Dead celebrations, artistic relics, tattoos, and ethnic funeral ceremonies. But the calacaâ€™s origin can be found in Aztec roots and it represents the ceasing of oneâ€™s life and the passing into the afterlife. Calaca is actually a colloquial word for â€˜skeleton.â€™ The calaca is represented by a skeleton that is usually garnished with flowers and painted with bright colors. Various Latin countries have adapted their own meaning to the calaca imagery. In Mexico, the calaca is celebratory and used in festivals where people where masks and festive clothing all inspired by the calaca style. The Mexican calaca generally looks upon death with positivism and optimism. In contrast, in Guatemala their traditional calaca is a bare skeleton usually without decorations or colors which then translates fear and mourning upon the event of death.
Saturday, January 7, 2pm-4pm – Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St, North Miami The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) is offering a monthly series known as Creative Arts 4 Kids, which occurs the first Saturday of every month. These creative art classes are offered for kids ages 6 through 12. Each […]
Wednesday, November 2, 6pm-9pm – Wynwood Cafe, 450 NW 27th St,Â Miami Wynwood Arts District In partnership with the French American Chamber of Commerce and for the French Weeks, Le Courrier de Floride, Xander Law Group and Michele FontaniÃ¨re Pop-Up Gallery present local emerging French Artists Exhibition that will support the non-profit organization Street Art for […]
Wednesday, February 20, 6:30pm-9pm – The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center), 675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka Black Miami In Photographs is a photo exhibition designed to celebrate the rich history of Black people in Miami by telling a story that has become shrouded in mystery, despite Black people having played key roles in the development and incorporation of […]