CS 54 Altares

*Image Soure: Día de Los Muertos – Student Altar Exhibit at VPAM – images from 2018 and 2019 , Prof. Angelita-Rovero’s CS 54 classes.

Student Altaristas

Melissa Aceves-Raya
Luis Barajas
Cristian Carranza
Brandon Flores
Leslie Gonzalez
Ashley Hernandez
Lauren Ibarra
Brianna Leon
Evelyn Martinez
Daniel McKeehan
Deisy Orea
Nancy Pelarez
Desteny Ramos
Aliztel Rodriguez
Paola Sandoval
Cristian Sosa
Desiree Suarez
Jahyra Torrescalva
Jacqueline Zambrano
Gabriela Zesati-Palacios

Chicana/o Studies 54: Mexican American Arts in American Culture, Professor Angelita Rovero
Email: RoveroA@laccd.edu

This presentation of ofrendas (offerings to the deceased) was the central focus of our Chicana/o studies 54 course. In this course, students participated in a curriculum emphasizing independent research and the creative process in constructing Día de Los Muertos ofrendas. Themes presented in the ofrendas were drawn from selected course-related topics, which reflect various aspects of Mexican and Chicana/o culture from the pre-Cuauhtemoc period well into the present.

Students completed weekly tasks such as creating 4 tiers to represent the 4 elements, 4 page biography, hand made skull/skeleton, central picture, 6 additional pictures with descriptions, name display and hand made flowers.  Students then incorporated all of the course requirements into their own cultural ofrenda.

For their midterm exam, students had the option to pick a loved one that passed or a Chicana/o in the Arts. Students followed guidelines and weekly requirements along with a 4 page biography of the person they chose to honor in the creation of their ofrenda.  In this virtual exhibit, students submitted a 2-3 minute video each, to explain their ofrenda.  We hope you enjoy this virtual exhibit, all of our ELAC students’ creations are made with love and honor.

Image Source: Internet search 2020 for educational purposes.

Student Gallery

Ofrendas Honoring Family Members – La Familia

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Melissa Aceves-Raya

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Brandon Flores

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Leslie Gonzalez

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Lauren Ibarra

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Brianna Leon

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Deisy Orea

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Nancy Pelaez

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Aliztel Rodriguez

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Paola Sandoval

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Cristian Sosa

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Desiree Suarez

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Jahyra Torrescalva

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Jacqueline Zambrano

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Homage to Cultural Icons in the Arts

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Luis Barajas

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Cristian Carranza

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Ashley Hernandez

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Evelyn Martinez

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Daniel McKeehan

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Desteny Ramos

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Gabriela Zesati-Palacios

https://youtu.be/RDc4SKA3m8g

Thank you!

Image Source: Día de Los Muertos Festival – Blessing 2019 at East Los Angeles College – Prof. Angelita Rovero’s CS 54 Class.

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