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  • “Idle No More Milwaukee”Idle No More Milwaukee

    I painted a Hand Drum in the air with the traditional medicine wheel colors behind it. I have the great Honor of Joining different Women from Different First Nations in organizing Idle NO More Milwaukee and we also started a hand drum group. We are nameless for now. In all the Idle No More celebrations across Turtle Island, WOMEN and their Hand Drums have been leading the WAY.

Celeste Contreras

artist bio

Milwaukee Artist.
Milwaukee High School of the Arts 2001 Alumni. Internship Milwaukee Art Museum 2000-2001 in the Education Department. Studied culture and arts and lived abroad in Thailand 2001-2001. Lived in Mexico 2003-2004.
Co-Chair for Visual Arts Committee for Experience Art River Walk 2005.
Assistant Art Teacher for Milwaukee Art Museum Art Aloud! 2007. Worked with the Latino Arts Inc. since 2007 creating ofrendas/altars. Created Pachamama, Day of the Dead art business 2009. Co-Founder of The Milwaukee Mijas.
Founder of the Día De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Parade Project Milwaukee 2010 and 2011 and 2012.
Specialist in Día De Los Muertos art and Ofrenda artist.

artist statement

Día De Los Muertos Parade Project Milwaukee
Organizer · 2009 to present · Milwaukee, Wisconsin
For the Past three years I have been organizing Milwaukee's Día de los Muertos Parade. With the help of the communidad, Latino Arts, Inc., Walker Square Park, The Milwaukee Public Theatre, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Peggy Romo West and COUNTLESS OTHERS.

I am in need of NEW artists, NEW IDEAS. Help.
If you are a Teacher, We can come to the school, donate supplies and the resources to teach further into the holiday and celebrate beyond the classroom by bringing your students to the Parade and Vigil held on Friday, November 2, 2012 Walker Square Park. Afterwards, stay for a Peace focused vigil in honor of All Lives that were lost this past year. Stay for hot beverages and pan dulce. Then head over to the Latino Arts, Inc. Gallery and the Walkers Point Center for the Arts Day of the Dead Ofrenda showings.
During the month of October there will be several chances to learn more about Día de los Muertos and we will also offer Healing Circles at the Crossroads Botanica & Wellness Center in BayView. All are welcome. All events are FREE. We might ask for a suggesting donation ONLY if you can at certain event, BUT NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY. ALL WELCOME. This is a healing Celebration. WELCOME TO ALL.