VC students take part in sugar skull community art project

Victoria College student Felicia Martinez crafts a sugar skull at the VC Student Center as part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. Using markers, paint, collage or other media, VC students were invited to create sugar skull artwork. Students were served nachos and also played Loteria, a Mexican game of chance, similar to bingo, during the celebration. The event was hosted by the VC Student Activities Office, the Latin American Student Organization and the Museum of the Coastal Bend. The art project was organized by the Museum of the Coastal Bend in partnership with the Nave Museum and Dia de los Muertos Festival. To participate in the project, you can pick up an 11” x 17” blank from the Museum of the Coastal Bend on the VC Main Campus and bring the completed sugar skull back to the museum by Oct. 25 to be installed in a community-created mural.The sugar skull mural will be exhibited Nov. 2-15 at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Victoria. The tradition of creating sugar skulls, which is associated with Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) dates back to at least the mid-18th century where figurines were made of sugar.
Published: Thursday, 10 October 2013

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