15th Annual Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance ~ Saturday, October 27 – November 4, 2012 ~ Nevada County Fairgrounds

The 15th Annual ALTAR SHOW: Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  The show features over 50 constructions dedicated to persons, memories, concepts and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 27 thru November 4, 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from eight to 84.  A variety of media is used including sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography and more.  Altar themes can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, even outrageous.  Some altars embrace the Latin-American tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” honoring deceased loved ones.  This show expands on the tradition to include an array of contemporary themes, such as social and environmental issues.

A public reception will be held on Sunday, October 28, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm where visitors and volunteers will be treated to refreshments while meeting the exhibitors.  The public is cordially invited to attend this very special event.

The 2012 Altar Show is in association with the Miner’s Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational foundation.

For more detailed information on the 2012 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows visit the Altar Show website at Website.

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities. 
The Foundry is a non profit organization, proud to support other area non profits such as the 12th Annual Altar Show.

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