October 28, 2011

Ivy Tech Waldron is hosting a “Transitions of Life: Day of the Dead” holiday celebration and art exhibit opening on Wednesday, November 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to attend and explore Latino culture and family ties through the exhibit and celebration. The event is free.

The exhibition opening will feature contemporary art focused on Day of the Dead traditions, created by artists from L.A., Mexico and Bloomington. The art explores profound themes of mortality, love of family and gratitude for life.

The Day of the Dead holiday celebration at Ivy Tech Waldron will include traditional music, family craft activities and interactive “ofrendas” to honor loved ones. Mexican holiday songs will be performed by Yuriria Rodriguez, IU Opera soprano.

Ivy Tech’s Culinary program will serve free tapas to the first 100 guests. Tapas include red chile and pork tamale filling in corn tortilla cups and handmade sopapillas with white chocolate dipping sauces.

This activity made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. In partnership with IU Latino Culture Center: La Casa, and The City of Bloomington Latino Outreach Division.


Artemio Rodriguez, “Reunion”                      


Artemio Rodriguez, “War is Money”        


Gabriela Martinez, “Happy Birthday to Me”


About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.