Story and photos by Stephanie Missouri
In a nod to local traditions that observe the celebration of Dia De Los Muertos and the All Souls Procession, a Tucson gallery collaborated with Pima Community College printmaking students to showcase their linocut prints.
The artwork is part of a Dia De Los Muertos on display at Lulubell Toy Bodega, 35 E. Toole Ave. A closing reception will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7, during the All Souls Procession.
The students’ works contain images ranging from Hello Kitty with a belt of dynamite around her waist and a triggering device in her hand to a pair of bull-riding skeletons who raise their pistols together with the sun nestled between their mirror images.
Lulubell Toy Bodega was created as an outlet for co-founders Luke Rook and Amy Delcastillo to showcase unique works of art and handmade toys. The store recently moved to an old plumbing warehouse that had been vacant for 10 years.
Delcastillo said the store supports local talent.
“This has really been a labor of love,” Rook added.