Dia De Los Muertos Community Painting

Elizabeth Robbins, Reporter

The Firehouse Art Center is hosting a community painting on October 9th! You can paint your interpretation of La Catrina, the day of the dead icon. La Catrina was not always the Mexican Day of the Dead symbol. La Catrina was originally created by José Guadalupe Posada for the start of the Mexican revolution. It was making fun of street vendors who sold European food and goods instead of Mexican foods and goods. The original image showed a skeleton wearing a French hat with nothing else on; the message was saying that they have nothing but they are wearing a French hat. La Catrina is now a big icon for the day of the dead. . Come and paint La Catrina at the firehouse on October 9th, at 4 pm. There are also various other times and dates that you can find the FireHouse Art Center website. It is free but a $5-$10 donation would be appreciated! You will need to reserve a spot at bit.ly/firehousecatrina