The Tointon Gallery’s upcoming exhibit features community installations that reflect on the spirit of Día De Los Muertos using creative outlets. The exhibit opens Friday, Oct. 21 at 651 10th Ave.
While there is no opening night reception, the gallery joins the Greeley Creative District and other local organizations in a community celebration of Día De Los Muertos on Nov. 2, which includes a reception at the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m.
The exhibit runs Oct. 21-Nov. 12 and is free and open to the public during normal Greeley Recreation business hours and Union Colony Civic Center performances for ticket-holding patrons.
Northern Colorado Nichos and a November Celebration
In the weeks leading up to Día De Los Muertos, the Tointon Gallery, Greeley Creative District, and other local organizations combine efforts in several community celebrations.
Through partnerships with the Denver Botanic Gardens and surrounding creative districts, the Greeley Creative District will facilitate the decoration and placement of celebratory “nichos” around the Greeley community from Oct. 19-Nov.12. Nichos are recessed frame boxes (also called shadow boxes) filled with meaningful objects and often placed on altars during Día De Los Muertos.
The community is invited to a free public celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, starting at the Millennium Events Center, 815 10th St, and ending at the Tointon Gallery. The event includes performances from the Colorado Dance Collective, music from Gii Astorga, and a candlelight processional to the Tointon Gallery at 7 p.m. for a reception with the exhibit artists.
To learn more about the Nov. 2 community celebration, visit greeleycreativedistrict.org/dia-de-los-muertos.
About the Tointon Gallery
The Tointon Gallery features up to 12 different exhibits annually. As the only city-run gallery in Greeley, the facility provides visitors with opportunities to experience the visual arts and enjoy educational and thought-provoking discussions. By contributing to the city’s thriving arts community, the Tointon Gallery enhances the community and the quality of life of its residents. To learn more about Greeley’s public gallery, visit greeleyart.com or contact Stan Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.