Dia De Los Muertos
This show will consist of 40+ pieces of art from the Autumn Society's finest artists, each interpreting "Dia de los Muertos" in their own unique style. "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead), is typically a Mexican celebrated holiday, in which families bring offerings (such as food and mementos) to remember and celebrate their loved ones that have passed away. Come out and celebrate tonight, October 2nd 2009, for some fantastic original artwork, and some sugar skulls!"
According to popular belief, the deceased have divine permission to visit friends and relatives on earth, and to share the pleasures of the living."- Chloe Sayer, Mexico: The Day of the Dead: An Anthology
A brief history of the Autumn Society Established in 2006, the Autumn Society is a group of illustrators that started in Philadelphia and is now branching out worldwide. Comprised of over 200 members, the Autumn Society's goal is to share their artwork and other projects online, and to give exposure to local and emerging artists. They also publish zines, exhibit at comic conventions, and create group exhibitions for art galleries around the nation. Recently, the Autumn Society has gathered a lot of media buzz and is taking the Philadelphia art scene by storm.
Take a sneak peek by clicking the following link: http://theautumnsociety.
So today is the big day and you're asking yourself how you're going to get there? Well, best way to do it is to take the Market-Frankford Line subway (EASTBOUND) and ride it all the way to the BERKS stop. From there, follow these directions and you should be set.