Secrets and Letters from the Dead

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Tell it to the Skinny One, 2008 Pencil Drawing 8" X 10" © Jose Lozano
Secrets and Letters from the Dead

131 N. Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042
October 11th, 2008 - November 2nd, 2008
Opening: October 11th, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

eagle rock/highland park
Tues-Thurs 10-4; Sat-Sun 10-4; or by appointment
literature, poetry, mixed-media, photography, figurative, traditional, sculpture


“Secretos y Cartas de los Muertos”

“Secrets and Letters from the Dead”

David Avalos, Laura Alvarez, Linda Arreola, Gloria Alvarez & Jose Lozano, Barbara Carrasco & Tiffany Ana Lopez, Mita Cuarón, Jorge del Toro, Ofelia Esparza, Harry Gamboa Jr., Margaret Guzmán, Jose Hernandez & Eloise Martinez, Leo Limón, Alma Lopez, Elizabeth Perez, Sandy Rodriguez, Nathalie Sanchez, Eloy Torrez, Cristina Miguel-Mullen, John Valadez

Guest Curated by Barbara Carrasco

Opening Night Reception: Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 7-10 pm

The Avenue 50 Studio presents our exhibition in honor of Dia De Los Muertos, “Secretos y Cartas de los Muertos”. This innovative art exhibit has as its premise the intimate letters, some containing secrets, purportedly written by individuals who have passed on from the physical to the spiritual world. With the traditional theme of Dia de los Muertos serving as the foundation, our artists have written and/or illustrated these new letter works revealing secrets. Along side our visual artists, writers Tiffany Ana Lopez and Gloria Alvarez have worked collaboratively with several artists to create insightful letters from the dead.

Letters written by our departed loved ones hold a special meaning for us as constant reminders of the lives they have led, and of their profound impact on our lives. Some of us may live in fear of our secrets being exposed, while others are secure in knowing that no one will ever know what our secrets might be. What if we were given the opportunity to discover and reveal secrets or letters from those who are longer with us?

The text and images in this exhibition will allow our artists to reveal Secretos y Cartas de los Muertos.

October 11, 2008 through November 2, 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 7-10 pm

Where: Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., 131 No. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Contact: (323) 258-1435 or


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