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Day Of The Dead Pensacola

Yesterday Klee and I attended the Day Of The Dead Celebration at first city arts center. I had submitted a work of art for the celebration and was looking forward to donning my best “dead” attire.

Day of the dead Rafi and Klee
From The Left, Rafi (me), Klee, Monica, and James

Art Beyond Walls and First City Art Center hosted the first ever Day of the Dead festival on opening day of Pensacola’s Foo Foo Fest.

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday, that honors family members who have passed away. Basically, celebrating those who may have passed physically, but are still here spiritually. A day where the veil between both worlds is blurred.

Day of the dead Rafi and Klee  Live music, art, altars, face painting, a second-line processional, food trucks with authentic Mexican food (yum), hot glass demos, live story recordings, children’s activities and a Day of the Dead art market were part of the festivities.

This was a blast, the murals, the fire dancing, the art, the vibe, the whole thing was pretty awesome. I was honored to have my art displayed in the way that it was.

Day of the dead Rafi and Klee

This was the first day of Foo Foo Fest, and a fantastic start to the festival. Take a look at all the awesome stuff they have in store for Pensacola at http://www.foofoofest.com/events/

As for now we bid you goodbye Muahahahahaha!

Day of the dead Rafi and Klee

 

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Come and Have Fun With Me

This has been a monumentally busy week for me, which is good. Here’s what I’ve done, where I’ll be, and some cool pieces I’ve created. If you are out and about this weekend in Pensacola, Florida come by and check it all out.

First off, if you are in Pensacola tonight, I am doing a live painting for Gallery Night 10/21/16. I’ll be out in Front of Marty Campbell Gallery, 114 Palafox Place, Downtown Pensacola from 4-8pm.

Rafi Perez Live Painting Empowerment
Rafi Perez Live Painting Empowerment

Then, on Saturday, October 22 I’ll be at the Palafox Market from 9am-2pm with all my wares… Paintings actually, not wares. We are located right across the street from Sole Inn and Suites.

Rafi and Klee
Rafi and Klee

 

On Sunday, October 23rd from 11am-4pm we will be at the Art and Wine Festival on the Portofino Boardwalk in Pensacola Beach.

art-and-wine-fest-2016

 

Should make for a fun weekend!

Also, I have works up at Artel Gallery, The Pensacola Interstate Fair Fine Art Exhibit, and I am entering my Day of the dead piece for First City Arts Center and Foo Foo Fest Celebration on November 3rd – more info on that later.

Day of The Dead Rafi Perez

I’m sure I’m forgetting something that’s going on in the future, but this is where I’ll be for this weekend.

Come by and say “Hola!” I love that!

-Rafi