The Event: Come Honor Your Dead. A Ritual of Remembrance
Dates Nov 5 – Dec 5, 2021 Noon to 6 PM
Location : In the River Arts District / Nadazul Gallery #6 at Foundation Studios
27 Foundy St Asheville NC
Autumn a time of remembrance, a time to experience nature’s sublime mystery of letting go, a time where falling is as a great symphony of leaves and colors as nature transforms into a vast array of breathtaking beauty and decay. A reminder of the impermanence of our human condition.
And is why Nadazul Gallery a thirdmessenger companion http://www.nadazul.org as part of its Engaged Art series is presenting this joint artist show. Come Honor Your Dead – A Ritual of Remembrance.
is coming in October. An engaged Art form at the River Arts District Foundation Studio –
An intimate exhibit whose purpose is healing for all our relations, our lost loves and friends, Our loss of communities, jobs and social norms. The Event is part ritual ,an honoring , a memorial celebration partially inspired by The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) i.e a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures and through engaged art and landscapes/soul-scapes. An artful experience that provides a poetic space for the imagination to flood into, that honors the traditions, the essence of the Day of the Dead ritual, of memorials, of art forms as Memento Mori, of objects to engage remembering. The soul of the celebration honors memories of loved ones, of our losses and the joys of that memory. An Altar that embodies transition. An engaged art form where visitors can offer small written notes on special note cards to those who are gone, a way of letting their love, grief find a place of ritual. A place to bring images to be placed on the altar. Rituals for finding new dying conversations for populating a death positive culture. Art that engages, space to experience relational art forms, textures, words and space ; an entering into the soul-scape, an imaginal visual interplay, a liminal entry.
This exhibit brings to the community engagement for healing body and soul and opens the world of image and imagination of ritual and celebration in what we refer to as a new death literacy. An exhibit as a catalyst in developing new works, a new language to help in addressing our discomfort and fears for end of life and deep sadness for loss. Please share with your community Come Honor Your Dead. Thank You Saïd and Maria Epes