HONORING OUR DEPARTED
November 1-22, 2019
Those that have passed are honored in portraits, still lives, a community altar and a special installation of ceramic birds dedicated to each person lost in the Camp Fire, by Janice Hofmann.
Reception: Friday, Nov. 1, 5-7 pm
$5 Tastings with salad & drink.
Learn about the tradition of “La Ofrenda” (the altar) at 6pm. Live music by the Trinity Accordion Group.
A TRIBUTE TO VICTIMS OF THE CAMPFIRE
This year's exhibition will include a large installation by Janice Hofmann. 85 ceramic birds, one for each life lost in the Camp Fire. Rolled up in the heart opening of each bird, she will place a victim's published obituary. Devin Peterson, who lost his home and metalsmith shop in the fire, forged steel "tree" panels for the birds to perch in.
Christian Garcia, Emmanuel Garcia, Marion Hunziker-Larsen, Joan Goodreau, Christine Connerly, Dylan Tellesen, Janice Hofmann, Jilly Mandeson, Ann Erpino, Arthur Lemner, Stefanie Prado, Amalia Crumm, Carolyn Mcleod, Victoria Davila, Carolyn Arredondo, Corla Bertrand, Robin Cox, Debbie Chamberlin, Martin Jimenez, Cynthia Schildhauer, Butte College Drawing Students
Personal altars and drawings by Bidwell Jr. High School students are included on the Community Altar in the exhibition. View more student altars here.
With support from the California Arts Council, CHICO ART CENTER is implementing BLAST-Art, an afterschool program that helps students think critically about cultural sites and cultural practices and their own school’s increasingly multiethnic community.
Many thanks to all the generous people who volunteered to make this annual community event and exhibition happen: Carolyn Arredondo, Marion Hunziker-Larsen, Roots Catering, Melinda Vasquez, Victoria Davila, Maria Shahid of Sabias Que? and , Richard Robinson, Connie Chapman, Malama MacNeil of Death Cafe, Lisa Freeman-Wood, erin wells, Trinity Accordion Group and all the artists that entered artwork!
OPEN CALL for ART
Entry Fee: $25 Member/$35 Non-Member/$10 Students for up to 3 artworks
Drop Off: Sunday, Oct. 27, 5-7pm & Monday, Oct. 28, 12 - 4pm
Pick Up: Nov. 23-24
CHILI COOK OFF
Friday, Nov 1 - 5 pm to 7 pm
Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibition Reception
$5 chili tastings with a side salad and drink. A variety of traditional chilies, as well as vegan, white chili and others with surprise ingredients.
Vote on these 3 chilies by assigning them with 3, 2 or 1 point.
This will be the 3rd Chili Cook Off Competition held at the Chico Art Center in conjunction with the Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibition and Community Altar. There will be a prize for every chili entered with a grand prize winner. 7 to 9 chilies will be chosen.
Each chili entered will have a name tag with the chili name, list of ingredients and a rating as the heat level. We will keep the name of the cook a secret, as not to throw the votes. The chili with the largest number of points will be the grand winner. Ballots will be accepted until 6:15pm. At 6:30 pm, we will announce the makers of the chillies, the winner of the grand prize, and distribute all the prizes.
This is a fun event. To enter, contact Marion Hunziker-Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 722-1160, and provide her with your chili name and the ingredient list.
All Chilies entered are to be brought to the Chico Art Center in a slow cooker, hot and ready to serve at 4:30 pm, Friday, Nov 1. Chico Art Center volunteers will provide the chili toppings bar, plus the side salads.