Rick Diaz, “Con Mi Gente” Video Shoot at Museums Day of the Dead Exhibit

Rick Diaz, Channel 5’s Con MI Gente, visited the Museums of Port Isabel with his video camera and some questions about how Port Isabel celebrates Los Colores del Muerto ~ Day of the Dead.

Edward Meza, City Manager and former Museum Director, was involved in the creation of the celebration through the Museums in Port Isabel some 13 years ago.

Local Artist and Educator, Dina Saldana’s  altars, original art and displays are a Day of the Dead tradition since 1996. One features an original painting of the skeletons of her mother and father on a sailboat, a wedding photo and small items that were meaningful to them.

Jeannie Marie A. Flores, Administrative Assistant, came in Katrina costume and she and Gabriel Godines, Curator of Education and Programs shared information about what is scheduled for he upcoming event on Saturday, October 30th.

Gloria Bates, was on hand to perform a portion of the play she has written for the occasion. She will be joined by fellow cast members during the Day of the Dead celebration for two performances.

For more information on the Day of the Dead Celebration, click here: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/day-dead/ or call 956/943-7602.