Nuvein presents the 4th Annual Dia de Los Muertos – El Monte

 Since October 2010, the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts has organized a yearly Dia de Los Muertos public outdoor event in the City of El Monte with the partnership, support, and sponsorship of the Downtown El Monte Business Association.

Every year, this event brings thousands to the Valley Mall area of El Monte to celebrate art, culture, community, and tradition.

This year’s 4th Annual Dia de Los Muertos – El Monte will showcase a full program complete with:

An outdoor gallery exhibition entitled ‘Arte y Altares’ a DDLM Exhibition, where artists are invited to participate with works of art inspired by the culture, traditions, and customs behind Dia de Los Muertos as well as create custom altar pieces to commemorate loved ones. Art submissions and altar creation requests are still being taken. For more information, please contact the curators

Chris Penalber – cprisechris001@gmail.com

Miguelito Calaveras- mykee1980@yahoo.com

Lisa Ruiz – passion4paint@verizon.net

ddlm2013galleryAlso being showcased at this event will tbe yearly tradition of showcasing of poetry and spoken word as part of the ‘Rincon De Poesia’ (Poet’s Corner). The Nuvein Foundation has invited several well known, emerging, published, and active poetry and spoken word performers from across Southern California to lend their voices, spirit, and passion to this growing event.

This year’s special guest poetic/spoken word performers are:

Karineh Mahdessian
Abram Gomez
Iris De Anda
Roberto Blanco
Xochitl Julissa-Bermejo
Henry Olivas
Jessica Ceballos
David Romero

We will profile each of these incredible spoken word performers in the next few days.

ddlm2010Also featured at this event will be performances and participation by:

El Monte Television (EMTV Channel 3) who will be providing the event with one of the two colorful guests hosts for this event. This event will be taped by the crew of EMTV Channel 3.

Mid Valley Radio (KMVR) will also be participating by providing the event with a special guest host, Lucia Flores, hostess of the popular ‘Rockin Rolas’ online radio program on KMVR.

DJ Quinto Sol Entertainment managed by Jesus Montoya, will provide a professional event sound and performance audio service that will surely set the right tone and liven up the mood throughout the event as our invited Event Sound System Manager and Engineer.

Danza Cuauhtemoc of Baldwin Park will open up the event with an invocation and traditional danza azteca ceremony and performance, providing a rich cultural backdrop and mystical and communal ambience of unity, culture, and tradition that will guide the event from beginning to the end.

Mariachi Los Pasajeros from Pico Rivera will provide the event with traditional mariachi music performance and will move the crowd to sing along and remember moments and memories of their native land of their ancestry and invite others to immerse themselves in Mexican culture and tradition.

Tlalliyolo Corazon de la Tierra, a juvenil/youth ballet folklorico group from Los Angeles will surely move our hearts to joy and wonder as their colorful display of traditional garb, music, and dance inspire us to take in the tapestry of traditions surrounding Dia de Los Muertos.

The Reyes Project, a latin rock unit, and invited guest performance courtesy of Arturo Esparza, producer of the ‘El Monte Tonight’ show on EMTV Channel 3, will surely get the crowd moving and grooving to the sounds of Latin rock.

Kalpulli Tlaltekuhtli, a traditional Danza Azteca group hailing from East Los Angeles will then round out the event, and bring the event back into the context of culture, tradition, and art.

A more detailed write up on this year’s performers will be forthcoming.

We hope to see you Saturday, October 19th, at the Valley Mall!

 

 

 

September La Puente Artwalk Vendor Spots available!

The Nuvein Foundation will be organizing an outdoor Vendor and Artisan Bazaar at the La Puente Arcade Lot located at approximately 15903 Main Street, La Puente, CA 91744.

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Vendors will be placed and organized at the La Puente Arcade Lot by Nuvein Board members, Estella Neyer and Petra Nieto.

The Nuvein Foundation will be processing day of applications for booth spaces for the La Puente Artwalk event at the Arcade from 1pm-4pm. Applications for the 4th Annual Dia de Los Muertos – El Monte event will also be processed on this dafe by Nuvein.

You can d0wnload the La Puente Artwalk vendor application here.

You can download the 2013 Dia de Los Muertos – El Monte vendor application here.

For more details on the La Puente Artwalk, please follow the event page on Facebook.

We hope that our artistic, creative, and inspiring artisans and craftworks can join us for the final 2013 La Puente Artwalk.

2013 DDLM El Monte Sponsorships Available!

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For a limited time only, the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts will be offering business and merchants from across the San Gabriel Valley the opportunity to sponsor the 4th Annual Dia de los Muertos El Monte 2013 event.

Nuvein will open up a Sponsorship Drive for the period of Aug 8th to Aug 9th to Aug 30th, a 3 week period in which local business and merchants can consider contributing towards this growing artistic and cultural event.

DDLM 2013 Sponsorship Drive
August 9th – August 30th, 2013

DDLM 2013 – El Monte Sponsorship Levels

El Recuerdo  ($100 level sponsorship)
“Acuerdame siempre”/“Remember me forever”

El Recuerdo level DDLM event sponsors will receive their company/brand’s logo on DDLM 2013 event flyers, posters, print/online publications, and mention on the final DDLM press release. Sponsors will receive a 2013 DDLM event poster and certificate of recognition from the Nuvein Foundation.

La Ofrenda ($250 level sponsorship)
“Lo que ofrezcas te realiza”/“What you offer and give fulfills you”

La Ofrenda level DDLM level DDLM event sponsors will receive their company/brand’s logo on DDLM 2013 event flyers, posters, print/online publications, and mention on the final DDLM press release. Nuvein will offer La Ofrenda level sponsors a complimentary 10×10 booth space at the DDLM El Monte 2013 event. Sponsors also will receive a 2013 DDLM event poster, a Nuvein DDLM t-shirt, and certificate of recognition from the Nuvein Foundation.

 
Nuestro Altar ($500 level sponsorship)
“En el altar nos reunimos todos”/“At the altar we all gather together”

Nuestro Altar level DDLM level DDLM event sponsors will receive their company/brand’s logo on DDLM 2013 event flyers, posters, print/online publications, and mention on the final DDLM press release. Nuvein will offer Nuestro Altar level sponsors a complimentary 10×10 booth space at the DDLM El Monte 2013 event, as well as be recognized on stage during the event. Sponsors also will receive a 2013 DDLM event poster, a Nuvein DDLM t-shirt, and certificate of recognition from the Nuvein Foundation.

OTHER INCENTIVES MAY APPLY. ALL DONATIONS TO THE NUVEIN FOUNDATION ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE ACCORDING TO CA AND FEDERAL TAX CODE. THE NUVEIN FOUNDATION FOR LITERATURE AND THE ARTS IS A CA 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATION.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Chris Trevilla – Nuvein President, via email at ctrevilla@nuvein.org for any inquiries in regards to Dia de Los Muertos – El Monte 2013.

 

 

3rd edition of Dia de Los Muertos returns to the Valley Mall in El Monte

On Saturday, October 27th, 2012 The Nuvein Foundation in partnership with the Downtown El Monte Business Asssociation will organize the 3rd annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration at the Valley Mall, in Dowtown El Monte. The event will run from 11am to 6pm.

Nuvein’s  Dia de Los Muertos will take place at the Valley Mall along Valley Blvd and Valley Mall Blvd. The event will boast a curated art gallery entitled ‘Callejon, Calacas, y Cultura’ along the Valley Mall, artists and artisans vending their traditional art, crafts, and wares in an outdoor Mercado facing Valley Blvd, a stage hosting traditional performance of mariachi, musical conjuntos, flamenco and ballet folklorico, poet(a)s and poem(a)s, as well as Aztec Danza between both avenues, as well as an arts installation by Arturo Lopez of Arte Cabalturo Studio in La Puente.

Nuvein’s Dia de los Muertos began in 2010 and drew a crowd of over 3,500 El Monte and SGV locals, and the 2011 year rose that number to just under 5,000. As the event enters its third year, both the Nuvein Foundation and the Downtown El Monte Business Association estimate the number to increase  as the event gains momentum over time.

The event this year is of remarkable note, as it takes place during El Monte’s Centennial year. For this reason,  the Nuvein Foundation happily offers any success in this event as a shining example of the Hispanic community’s many contributions to El Monte’s storied history, proving that a common tradition among all cultures is the celebration of life, even after death.

All of us here at the Nuvein Foundation hope to see all of El Monte’s community members, and all of you wonderful gente at our annual event this October.

See you there!

Nuvein Dia de Los Muertos
Saturday, October 27th, 2012
11am – 6pm
Valley Mall- El Monte, CA

Event FB page

For information on getting a booth at Dia de Los Muertos 2012, go here.

For information on performances for Dia de Los Muertos 2012, go here.

For information on the event layout/map of the Dia de Los Muertos 2012 event, go here.

For information on the Art Exhibition at Dia de Los Muertos, go here.