That display atop the fireplace inside Red Cup Espresso in The Junction (4451 California SW) is in honor of Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead – which is coming up this weekend, and anyone who wants to pay tribute to someone they’ve lost is welcome to add to it. We heard about it from Evonne, whose daughter is on the Red Cup staff; she says it started with a tribute to Angelia Paulsen, the Red Cup founder killed in a car crash in early 2008, and grew from there: “It is set up so that anyone can put up a picture or memento of a loved one who has died. Articles will be returned to their owners – might be a good idea to put their names on the back so they can be returned. The exhibit will, hopefully, become a community art project celebrating the lives of those that have touched others in many ways.” If you are not familiar with the Dia de los Muertos tradition, here’s a primer. ADDED 11:55 AM: Thanks to “k” for noting in comments that a Day of the Dead commemoration is also coming up at Seattle Yarn (5633 California SW); it’s happening Saturday and here are details.
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