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.
Friday, May 9, 7pm-9pm -Â McCormick Place,Â 111 SW 3rd Street, Downtown Miami If you are a yoga, jazz, or art aficionado, or simply curious, you want to attend this once in a lifetime event. Whether you want to take Jennifer Pansa’s yoga class, enjoy live jazz, or simply enjoy an amazing wildlife photography exhibition by former […]
Thursday, September 8, 7pm-10pm – Seafair Mega Yacht, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami Fringe Projects, Miamiâ€™s premier agency for temporary public art, is pleased to launch a program of new commissions in Miamiâ€™s downtown on the occasion of Downtown Art Days, with a launch event at Seafair Mega Yacht supported by Context Art Fair.Â The evening begins […]
Thursday, December 10, 5pm-8pm – g.l.o.w. Petit, 97 NW 25th Street, Miami Wynwood Arts District g.l.o.w. is a social enterprise fast-casual frozen yogurt and superfood shop dedicated to promoting girls’ empowerment/ 100% of all profits will benefit girls charities. Based on the promise to deliver healthy froyo and bites for a good cause, g.l.o.w. will donate all […]