We decided to do this altar to honor and bring awareness to extinct animals. We also wanted to create a fun, educational display that people of all ages can enjoy. Most of the materials used in our altar are upcycled and recycled materials. Included was a small infographic detailing which animals were on display. We are grateful to accept second place in the annual altar contest!
Cronica de una muerte del dia de muertos/Chronicle of the Death of the Day of the Dead by Amy Ruvalcaba and Mario Mesquita.
First place winner.
Ofrendas a mis queridos/Offerings to My Loved Ones by Carlotta Giangualano
Third place winner.
Species Lost But Not Forgotten
Artists who contributed: Cassandra Rowden, Tracy Negrete, Katie Phillips, Roxana E. Velasquez, Martin Nunez.
Animals represented: Wooly Mammoth, Dodo, Monk Seal, Gray Whale, Blue Butterfly, Passenger Pigeon, Grizzly Bear, Ammonite, Sabertooth Tiger, Tazmanian Tiger, Golden Toad, and an extinct Penguin.
Waiting to be called up
Artists from L-R: Roxana E. Velasquez, Cassandra Rowden, Katie Phillips, Tracy Negrete
First reaction to being called up for 2nd place!
In front of our altar
Cassandra Rowden, Tracy Negrete, Katie Phillips, Roxana E. Velasquez