más invites Chicagoans to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with a Mexican-inspired art opening on Sunday, November 1st from 4 p.m. till 6 p.m. The show, Una Celebración de Nuestros Antepasados, is a collection of pieces from Chicago artist, Laurie Buman. Guests can view the Buman’s work while enjoying $4 Dia de Los Muertos beers (Hefeweizen and Amber), $5 Kah Blanco and $2 tacos. The pieces, which were inspired by Buman’s extensive travels throughout Mexico, will be available for purchase at the restaurant from October 22 through November 2. Laurie Buman’s work can be viewed online as well at http://www.lauriebuman.com/mexicocity-diadelosmuertos/
Dia De Los Muertos — Una Celebración de Nuestros Antepasados
“The inspiration for my show at Más comes from my extensive travels throughout Mexico, and especially my visit to Mexico City and Mixquic for their Dia de los Muertos celebrations. I was incredibly moved emotionally and artistically when I saw the hundreds of ofrendas honoring family and friends who have passed.
The painstaking details that go into each remarkable scene — from sugar skulls and baskets of fruit to vibrantly colored wood shavings and extraordinary paper mache — combine to form unique works of art unlike any other. I was also touched by the many personal offerings carefully arranged at the graves of loved ones, and by the people who gathered to pray and celebrate the spirits of those who have ascended to the world beyond.
I hope you enjoy the show, and that you are able to create your own personal connection to the divine — and to the people and culture of Mexico — as you view and interact with my pieces.”