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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - People. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22362.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - People. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22362

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1989 - People, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 23, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22362.

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Title Houstonian 1989
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title People
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript (celebrating Hispanic culture El Dia de los Muertos not a dark day in history El Dia de los Muertos incorporated many traditional, and some non-traditional, methods of welcoming the dead. Photo by Mark Lacy. The alters are covered with paper skulls, sugar skulls; skulls painted bright yellow, red, purple, pink and green — but never a sad skull — that would not be proper for El Dia de los Muertos. Houston's first public celebration of "The Day of the Dead" began with a party at the Lawndale Art and Performance Center. "It is not a ghoulish celebration," said Mariquita Masterson, a curator of the exhibition. "Rather, it's a joyous time for the dead to come home and visit their family and friends." The traditional holidays of Nov. 1 — devoted to los angelitos (little angels) — and Nov. 2 — All Souls Day (for the adults) — date back to the Aztec culture and are observed mainly in the villages of Central Mexico. The Mexicans believe that the souls of the deceased are allowed to return to their loved ones on these days. So, they erect elaborate altars to prepare for the return of the de ceased, often with a trail of marigolds — the flowers of death — leading the way home. These bright and thoughtful expressions of folk art are decorated with fresh flowers, paper cut-outs, candles, toys, figurines and special food items. It is a festive yet respectful occasion to acknowledge an almost friendly relationship with death. The occasion also brings into focus other aspects of the life cycle: fertility and life's continuation. "It's a very healthy attitude to have towards death," said Mary Evelynn Sorrell, Lawndale's artistic director. Fifteen offrendas (alters), both traditional and artistic, were on display. Elvis and Andy Warhol are two of the heroes that received artistic memorials. The art students of Edison Middle School constructed an alter to the victims of Hurricane Gilbert, and the Mexican Consulate decorated an alter that resem bles those most often found in the villages of Mexico. Lawndale also featured an installation of life-sized skeletons in small vignettes of life, Sorrell said. Masterson, artist Jesse Lott and television personality Betty Maldonado, who grew up in Mexico, also included a wall of mock Zempasuchitl, the yellow marigold, in their paper mache creations. The installation's alter was dedicated to H. Roy Cullen, one of UH's first benefactors. Along the walls of the center hung the cartoons of Posade, a turn-of-the- century artist. All of these works were framed in purple, the color of death. El Dia de los Muertos is rapidly gaining prominence in several cities in the United States. The Alternative Museum in New York City will run its Day of the Dead exhibition through December and Austin's Mexic-arte will have its alters on display through the end of November. San Francisco and San Antonio also recognize this special day with parades, art exhibitions and parties. ► Lara Schultz 46 ■ People