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MAGGIE ZOU, Times Staff

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Dia de Los Muertos show

San Jose City College gallery
hosted a special exhibition for Dia
de Los Muertos on Nov. 2 and
Nov. 10, to celebrate a Mexican
holiday for the dead people.
In Mexican culture, people
gather together to pray for their
past family or friends on Dia de
Los Muerto day.
On the Nov. 2, the exhibition
had built a tiny altar with some
bread and other food in order to
show the respect for the past.
The atmosphere of death theme
was enhanced by showing paints
in black and white.
There also pretty skeleton
showed.
“One of the altars was created by
a Mexican club in campus named
M.E.Ch.A, they put pictures of
famous Mexican people who had
passed away,” said Jason Adkins,
the art professor and the charger
of the event. “There are also
different symbolisms, the flowers,
the bread, and the candles to light
the way of the spiritual journey of
the dead people.”
At 1pm, cosmetology students
came to offer black and white face
painting. Adkins was very excited
about his face after painted. He
discussed with cosmetology
students how to make the color
stay longer by using foundation
as a primer.
A Mexican student, Jose Luis
Pinal said “I think it’s a good way
of showing our Mexican culture
to college students and staff. Also
SJCC has a lot of ethnicities and
it’s nice to learn from each other
background.”
On Nov. 10, a music band
called Las Cafeteras performed
on the grass in front of the art
building. Mexican food was
also provided at the cross of
the Science building and multidisciplinary
building. Many
students sat on the stairs to see the
show and enjoyed the food.
“We are here to encourage
students to love themselves,
where do they come from – their
root,” said Daniel French, the
singer of the band. “Also to cheer
up people. Many people are upset
about the election.”

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