AMBUSH! Arts & Culture
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
― Émile Zola
― Émile Zola
Dia De Los Muertos
by Meche' Williams '19
Dia de los Muertos meaning the Day of the Dead, it’s a holiday strongly associated with Mexico. In Mexico they honor their deceased loved ones with festivals that usually start October 31st to November 2nd. The name of the festival may have you thinking that it’s a sad time for all the people and their won’t be much colors, but it is quite the opposite it’s full of smiles, sharing good funny moments with one another, and it’s how they cope with gone loved ones.It was considered an insult to the deceased loved ones to mourn them or be sad so, instead they celebrated their lives by decorating the grave site using marigold because it leads the departed back to their home and the scent is said to attract them as well.
Another way to celebrate the departed is to bring the deceased favorite food, drink, and flowers to the altar. A lot of people will get dressed up and paint their face to look more like skeletons with cool designs or only paint half of their face it’s their preference. Crafts are also a big part of the festival they make paper mache skeletons from small to big or skull candies that are sweet. It's definitely a new experience and if you get the chance you should check it out in person!
Below are some photos taken from the festival in 2015:
Day of the day is a huge deal in Mexico and attract a lot of people who come to Mexico City for the experience.
There are a lot of people who enjoy and want to participate in the festival.
Gallup High Artist Featured in ART123 Gallery
by Alizay Chavez '21
Sage Addington on Her First Art Exhibit
by Sage Addington '18
Oh, boy I feel arrogant having done this piece, but I wanted to let you guys in on some of the technicalities behind displaying your art in a gallery.
Movie Review: Death Note
by Rocco Addington '20
Now if you know anything about Death Note, it's probably because you watched the popular anime by the same name. If you went in this movie expecting to find the same story, then you will be severely disappointed. This movie has little to nothing in common with the source material. The only thing similar is the core concept. For example they changed the characters personalities completely; the characters that are loved by fans are now completely different. They changed Light from this genius that always has a plan, to a whining brat. The detective known as L is almost completely different as well. The always cool and collective detective is now an irrational baby. If it wasn't for the name you'd be asking yourself who is this guy. But that wouldn't be a problem if the movie could stand on it own, unfortunately it cannot.
Between the bad acting, the unnecessary gore, and the plot holes, this movie is just aggravating to watch, especially if you were a fan of the anime. I feel like if Netflix took the time to make their remake into a show, then it would have been way better. Overall this movie has bad pacing, plot holes, and a disappointing story.
Artist Appreciation: Kiana Jones
by Alizay Chavez '21
Question: Why do you draw?
Jones: It's fun. It helps me relax.
Question: Does anything influence your drawings? Emotions? People? Media?
Jones: I guess if I feel kinda sad, or I'm listening to something sad it [her artwork] kinda turns out sad.
Question: What art do you most identify with?
Jones: Realistic art.
Question: What supplies do you use the most?
Jones: Pencils and scratch papers.
Question: What is the hardest part of drawing?
Jones: For me it’s following through after messing up.
Even though, this interview was short, Kiana Jones had quite a bit to say about what she does. She does not want to be artist, but she still likes art. It’s fun and helps her relieve stress and helps her stay calm when she is nervous.
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week we asked Ambush! Readers if they think Columbus Day should be celebrated and 75% of poll takers said no while 25% said they were indifferent.