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THE DAY OF THE DEAD SHOW for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Friday October 26, 2012

Visual Arts
THE DAY OF THE DEAD SHOW
Artist Reception Friday October 26, 7pm – 9pm
Carnegie 3rd Floor Gallery, 401 Main
Exhibition October 1 to 31
Local artist and social activist Diane Wood exhibits artwork, paintings, figurines and decorations she has created over the years to celebrate the Latin American Day of the Dead festival in the Downtown Eastside. It’s colourful, it’s a celebration…that’s what she likes about the Day of the Dead. Diane has followed the tradition of creating “calaveras” – tableaux with little skull-headed characters. Some of them you may recognize! Join the artist at the opening reception on Friday Oct. 26 as part of the Festival Art Stroll and at 7:30pm with folkloric Mexican songs and storytelling by Isabel Ramirez and poetry by Diane. Free

This event was on Day 3 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 

Wednesday 24 October to Sunday 4 November, 2012

Over 120 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 13 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

 

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