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Abilene Center for Contemporary Arts Hosts its Fall Fundraiser, ‘Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life’ November 2nd

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The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene will be holding its fall fundraiser entitled ‘Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life’ on Friday, November 2nd. The evening includes a candlelight Mexican dinner, live music and a street dance. The Center will also have  artwork on display and for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting The Center for Contemporary Arts.



Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life

Date & Time

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
6:30pm – 10:00pm


Candlelight Mexican Dinner, the St. Vincent Palloti Ballet performs ‘Ballet Folklorico’, singer Elizabeth Dana, and a street dance featuring lively Mexican music.


Center for Contemporary Arts
220 Cypress Street
Abilene, Texas  79601


$75.00 per person – reservations are required


Phone:  325-677-8389

More Information

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday that originated in Mexico and celebrated throughout Mexico and the Southwestern United States. This is a colorful, traditional and contemporary festivity that will celebrate ancestral remembrance and harvest season rituals with flair! The Center’s Artist Members will pay homage to Clint Hamilton with an original works of art, an altar, favorite foods, music, drink and costume.

Hamilton, who died in 2001, was one of the original artists in the Artists League of Texas, which later became The Center for Contemporary Arts. Hamilton grew up in Abilene but fled as soon as he was able after graduating from Abilene High School. He ended up in New York, where he counted Andy Warhol, Rosalind Russell and Anne Bancroft among his friends and acquaintances. He earned a name for himself as a window dresser at Tiffany’s and Bonwit Teller in New York. When he finally returned to Abilene more than 20 years later, he helped transform his hometown from the “cultural wasteland,” as he had described it years before.

This celebration will link the Center, downtown Abilene and the regional artists with the Hispanic community, building relationships to achieve their mission of supporting local artists.

To make reservations or for more information about ‘Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life’, call the Center for Contemporary Arts at 325-677-8389.

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