Ancient Roots and Modern Altars

Ancient Roots and Modern Altars is a visual journey from the sacred ancient images of the Aztec to modern Mexican/Mexican-American celebrations of Día de los Muertos. Santiago Jaramillo’s paintings and murals are filled with images from the ancient Aztec/Mixtec codices mixed with the artists’ inspiration from over 20 years of experience in Aztec dance and research of Pre-Columbian symbols. Along with Jaramillos’s remix of past and present imagery, this exhibition holds Summit County community altars to honor love ones that have passed on, and to honor ancestors and past Aztec dance leaders.