FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2019
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Albuquerque New Mexico) -- The National Hispanic Cultural Center is issuing the call for entries for the 2019 Community Ofrenda Exhibit. Entries are being accepted through October 9.
Each year the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) works with schools and community organizations to host an exhibit of ofrendas (altars) in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Ofrendas will be placed in the Domenici Education Building and the Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Center on the NHCC campus.
Due to limited availability, the NHCC cannot accommodate all requests for tables. Please plan to provide your own tables, boxes or structure for your altar, and additional desired supplies. The NHCC reserves the right to review all submissions to ensure their alignment with the NHCC mission.
If you are unable to create an ofrenda, the NHCC has a community ofrenda that you are welcome to contribute items in remembrance of your loved ones. Keep in mind we are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen. Please do not bring irreplaceable photographs or items. Photocopies are encouraged.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 (You will be notified by email if your submission is approved).
Installation dates are Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Saturday, Oct. 19. The exhibit runs Oct. 21 – Nov. 8, 2019
This year NHCC is working with 516 Arts, and is asking for a select number of submissions to be dedicated to the “Species in Peril” along the Rio Grande. We can provide you with a list of plants and animals that are extinct or facing extinction along the Rio Grande. https://www.516arts.org/exhibitions/species-in-peril-along-the-rio-grande-contemporary-artists-respond
For information on the exhibit at 516 Arts and programming https://www.516arts.org/
To register click here: Registration Form
Questions? ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us 505-383-4734