Sunday, September 11, 2011

Gilbert "Magu" Luján

Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján's memorial took place today at Belvedere Park, East Los Angeles Civic Center. It was a beautiful day with soft, solid gusts of wind rustling the papel picado that helped to change a blank white wall to a wonderful homage to Magulandia.
The ofrenda overflowed with photos of Magu and loved ones, as well as icons and symbols
of the things that were special to him.

Ave Maria, Los Cuatro Direciones, danzantes, Nahuatl, oral history, and a duck that softly quacked as if on cue, were all a part of the ceremony.
Like Magu the ceremony was creative, complex, colorful.
Lucky we were here with you. Rest in Peace.

Con safos.

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