Colorado Representative Yadira Caraveo visited the Tointon Gallery’s día de los muertos exhibit on Monday, October 30, and had an opportunity to talk with City of Greeley Culture Manager Megan Weiler, Public Art Coordinator Kim Snyder, Gallery Tech Will Dillon, and Johanna Mueller of the Greeley Creative District.
“We discussed the importance of the gallery’s free rotating exhibits and the focus we’re placing on bringing in diverse exhibits. Johanna gave a tour of the exhibit, talking about each artist and their artwork,” Snyder said.
Representative Caraveo said, "As the first and only Latina representing Colorado in Congress, I was excited to visit Greeley's día de los muertos exhibit recognizing the joy and history that Latinos bring to #CO08."
The día de los muertos exhibit in the Tointon Gallery was also part of the Creative District’s November 2 celebration, which started at the LINC with live performances and presentations. More than 150 participants then walked from the LINC to the Tointon Gallery to view the exhibit, which features fine art from local and regional artists with a connection to the heritage behind the celebration.
The gallery, at 651 10th Avenue, is open to the public. The día de los muertos exhibit will remain open through November 10.