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Catherine Parker's paintings at the Kenan Center

The impressionists strove mightily to paint what they saw. Catherine Parker is post-impressionist. She paints not so much what she sees as what she knows.

A Celebration of Dia de los Muertos at Casa de Arte

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated by Mexicans and Mexican Americans. It takes place on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Besides a blend of Mexican indigenous traditions with European Catholic influences, the holiday also highlights the Mexican tradition of honoring ancestors. Traditionally altars are built and decorated with sugar skulls, marigolds (thought to attract souls of the dead to the offerings), and the favorite foods and beverages of the deceased.

Dennis Nahabetian, Ellen Markel, Christina Laing, Bruce Philip Bitmead at Indigo Art Gallery

Indigo Art continues to mount finely choreographed exhibitions of artists whose work interfaces in interesting, unexpected ways. Dwell suggests residence, habitation, inclusion, and the basic need for shelter. But all of these artists work in some aspect of the sacred vessel of the soul.

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