Grant Recipient Details

Location
Easthampton, MA
Project Title
Community Ofrenda and Calaveras De Coronavirus
Fiscal Year Awarded
2021
Grant or Program
Public Art for Spatial Justice
Grant Amount
$10,000

Ofrendas are the focal point of Día de los Muertos holiday. Ofrendas are traditionally built at gravesites, in the home, & include offerings of photographs, food, water, & personal possessions of the deceased. From Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2020, Attack Bear Press hosted the 2nd annual community ofrenda in Holyoke, MA at the Rediwipe Gallery with video projections of the altar displayed across the Wistariahurst Museum as a unifying space of mourning. Given the weight of 2020 all were welcome to come together in peace to honor their ancestors, and those who left us to continue their journey.