Free ink Saturday at Highpoint

THE WEDGE — Highpoint Center for Printmaking celebrates Día de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead, with a free printmaking session Nov. 3.

Saturday is one of several Free Ink Day events held throughout the year at Highpoint, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S. The event is free and open to the public, but families and first-time printmakers are especially encouraged to attend.

Día de los Muertos, a holiday with its roots in native Mexican culture, is a day to honor the deceased and celebrate the belief in life after death. The holiday, meant to be joyful rather than a time of mourning, is celebrated mainly in Latin America and in the U.S. immigrant community.

The Day of the Dead theme is intended to inspire printmakers, who can design their own blocks for printing or use blocks prepared by Highpoint staff. Guest artist Deborah Ramos, whose work is on display in “Graphic Reality: Mexican Printmaking Today” at Highpoint, will be on hand for the event.

(For more on “Graphic Reality,” click here.)

The event runs 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Saturday and is cosponsored by Intermedia Arts. For more information, visit www.highpointprintmaking.org.