An exhibit of altars created by local Latino artists will be presented to the community at Miracle Theatre in honor of the Day of the Dead, which is an occasion when the spirits of dead relatives are allowed to return to the mortal world to visit loved ones.
Every fall, the dead are commemorated in Portland’s longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration by honoring ancestors through music, dance, and stories of those who have fought fearlessly for liberty throughout history.
This year’s free altars exhibit, curated by Pepe Moscoso of FusionArte, honors the women who bravely planted themselves in the line of fire in support of the Mexican revolutionaries.
The Miracle Theatre Group has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theatre to the Northwest community and beyond for more than 25-years, and provides a home for Spanish and Latin American arts and culture at El Centro Milagro, where it enriches the local community with a variety of community outreach projects and educational programs designed to share the diversity of Latino culture.
Created by Miracle Theatre Group staff, the altars exhibit can be seen by the public in the theater’s lobby for free one hour prior to each performance of the group’s original bilingual production ¡Viva la Revolución!, which will run from Oct. 20 through Nov. 13 at El Centro Milagro located at 537 S.E. Stark St.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Consulate of Mexico in Portland in conjunction with Miracle Theatre original Group’s production.
For more information about the Miracle Theatre Group or to purchase tickets, visit milagro.org or call 503-236-7253.