Nichos are a type of Latinx/e folk-art that combines the roman catholic visual design of a “”retablo”” with the iconography and patterns found in pre-colonial Mesoamerican indigenous imagery. They are traditional recesses carved into marble or stone of the temple walls in catholic churches. Usually, inside these spaces, they would feature a specific saint or critical figure of catholic spirituality.
Join us in remembering those who have entered the next part of life by designing a nicho box in their memory.
The library will provide everything needed to create your nicho box. Bring a photo of your loved one or a small object of remembrance that can fit in a 3.5x5x1 inch box (small jewelry box). Your nicho will be on display at the ITC Día de los Muertos exhibit from October 20th to November 5th.