By Hector Dionicio Mendoza

Location: Oval Garden

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In observance of Día de los Muertos, Hector Dionicio Mendoza, representing partnerships with the CSUMB Visual and Preforming Arts Department and Public Space, Salinas, creates an installation at Montalvo called Veinte/Veinte. The altar will be installed onsite in Montalvo’s Oval Garden from Wednesday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 4. 

Veinte/Veinte serves as a space for community to reflect and honor the memories of love ones that are no longer here with us. Altars are usually associated with healing, reflection and remembrance. However, this altar can also be symbolic of a peaceful protest. Current challenging issues such as a world pandemic have magnified existing social, political and racial inequalities. 

Veinte/Veinte is dedicated to all the Black lives that have been lost to police violence and to all the people that we lost to COVID-19.