Jamileth - Young People's Ofrenda 2010 - Week 3: Final Narrative





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Published on Oct 25, 2010

In partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, students from El Colegio, an urban-based magnet school in Minneapolis, create ofrendas, the Spanish word for offerings related to Day of the Dead ceremonies. Students use wooden crates to symbolize the immigrant population that came to Minnesota to work in the fields. Each ofrenda reflects the student's own experience.

The project Web site and blog, of which this video is a part of, follows the progress of the students in creating their ofrendas. They relate their perspectives and insights as they honor their ancestors. Their final ofrendas and videos are on view in the exhibition Young People's Ofrendas: Expressions of Life and Remembrance at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, October 16 through November 14, 2010.

Week 3: The Final Narrative. This week students start to decorate their ofrendas, using materials they have collected during the first two weeks. Some students may make personal drawings, while others may create small, ceramic sculpture.


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