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October 28, 2016

‘Day of the Dead’ Exhibit Culminates with Reception on Nov. 1

Subject: A special reception to acknowledge the contributions of various College of the Canyons departments and student clubs that collaborated to present the multidisciplinary exhibit “Day of the Dead” on the observance of the holiday. 

Event: The COC art, anthropology, biology, culinary arts, ESL, honors, modern languages and theatre departments collaborated to bring to life “Day of the Dead,” the traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates the dead. 

The exhibit was made up of student drawings, jewel skulls, a genealogical tree, and an altar showcased on the second and third floors of Mentry Hall. 

For the culminating reception, all of the components of the exhibit will be brought together in the same room to recognize the work of students and college departments during a brief ceremony. 

A group of 25 students from the Universidad Tecnologica de Leon in Mexico studying English as a Second Language at COC will speak about the significance of the holiday in their country. 

The event will also feature live music, appetizers, and Mexican pastries prepared by the college’s culinary arts department. 

The Day of the Dead, also known as Dia de Los Muertos, is celebrated on November 1 throughout Mexico and Latin America. With roots dating back to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, the holiday is known for its colorful and festive celebration of the macabre. 

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

Location: College of the Canyons Valencia Campus — Mentry Hall, Room 343

Contact: Eric Harnish, COC Public Information Office – (661) 362-3429. 

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