Carson school district students take part in Day of the Dead celebration

Carson High School seniors Fatima Marquez Mariscal and Vee Wahl from Alisa Kuniya's ceramics class have featured art pieces displayed in a CHS ofrenda at the Nevada State Museum and in the Bristlecone building at Western Nevada College as part of Day of the Dead art exhibits.

Carson High School seniors Fatima Marquez Mariscal and Vee Wahl from Alisa Kuniya's ceramics class have featured art pieces displayed in a CHS ofrenda at the Nevada State Museum and in the Bristlecone building at Western Nevada College as part of Day of the Dead art exhibits.

The Nevada State Museum will host a Day of the Dead celebration this weekend from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. As part of the event and celebration, art students form Carson High School, Pioneer Academy and parents from Empire Elementary School will exhibit Día de los Muertos altars. Additionally, CHS Ceramics 1 students will have their Calavera masks on display at Western Nevada College through Nov. 22 in the Bristlecone building.
The art pieces created for the event were designed to remember and honor loved ones who have died. Traditionally colorful and decorative, the altars offer favorite foods, drinks or special items that might have belonged to the deceased to help the returning spirit relive memories. The art pieces also represent a general celebration of ancestors past, celebrities or beloved pets.
This event is open and free to the public and includes sugar skull crafts, folklore dancers and food trucks.
For information about the Day of the Dead event, click on the calendar link on the district’s website to view a flyer in English and Spanish or contact the Nevada State Museum, 775-687-4810, ext. 243.

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