Para Los Muertos on the Westside

How does one get one’s Westside Dia de los Muertos fix during this most wonderful time of the year? Don those calaca shirts! Exhume and exhibit your folk art jewelry! Or don’t!

Either way, while you’re gearing up for Halloween, make the trek to the CoproNason Gallery on October 11th as they welcome artist Laurie Lipton’s show, (conveniently entitled) Dia de los Muertos.

A bit about Ms. Lipton’s inspiration:

When I visited Mexico in order to see The Day Of The Dead festivities some years ago, I couldn’t help feeling envious of their approach to their deceased. Families gathered on graves and picnicked; whole villages turned up with food for households in mourning. Death was treated as normal, even ludicrous. In the words of a TV commercial, death was made into a “totally organic experience.”

Opening reception Saturday, Oct. 11, 8:00 – 11:30 PM; CorproNason Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404; (310) 829-2156

More info at Laurie Lipton’s myspace site, as well as and