El Día de los Muertos

Works by Peter Perez

Herold Mahoney Library Gallery

October 5 - November 2, 2015

Famed Latino artist Peter Perez will exhibit his work during October at the Mahoney Library Gallery on the SRJC Petaluma Campus. Perez was born into a large Mexican Family in Southern California and his talent as an illustrator was recognized early on. He attended the Pasadena School of Design and went on to a successful career as a graphic designer for some of the nation's best known companies.

After retirement he returned to California and dedicated his talents to the traditional El Día de los Muertos celebrations that were expanding throughout the state. Perez has curated and contributed to celebrations in Pasadena, San Francisco and locally in Sonoma County. In addition to the exhibit at Mahoney Library, you can also see Peter's etchings at the Doyle Library on the Santa Rosa Campus and at the El Día de los Muertos exhibition at the Sonoma County Museum in downtown Santa Rosa.

Papel Picado Workshop:
October 17, Noon - 1 pm
Connie Mahoney Reading Room
Mahoney Library, SRJC Petaluma Campus

Peter will be on hand at the Petaluma Campus for Lumafest on October 17. He will be offering a workshop on traditional Papel Picado and serving as a mentor for the exhibit.

La Catrina y Sequito, Handcolored letterpress print, 2005

"La Catrina y Sequito" Handcolored letterpress print, 2005

Gallery Information and Hours

Mahoney Library Gallery
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  
Saturday:   10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This exhibit is free to the public. A $4.00 parking permit is required in campus lots.

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Gallery Mission and Past Exhibits