upcoming exhibit & celebration

Painting by Dwayne Rourke and Terry Wild titled 10 CABAN. Caban is the Mayan word for Earth Force/synchronicity.

My friend Cathy is curating the following show - it will be wonderful! Here is the press release:

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos in Cumberland!
Art show and opening celebration Oct 31st- Nov.2nd at the Abbey Studio in Cumberland

Come and celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, or 'Day of the Dead' in Cumberland. The Abbey Studio for art and dance will be hosting a Day of the Dead art show, with a community altar, and opening celebration on Friday night October 31st . The Show will be up for one weekend only and will feature a variety of art (painting, photography, mixed media, book arts, shrines, and more) by; Terry Wild, Tracy Kobus, Bronwyn Simons, John Tallerino, Dwayne Rourke, Levon and Grant Shilling(father and son), Cathy Stoyko, Sheila Nopper, Marc Randall and Roxanne Cowles-MacPhail. The Day of the Dead, or “Dia De Los Muertos” is typically celebrated on Nov. 1st (All Saints Day), and Nov 2nd. In Mexico where the Day of the Dead originated, the celebration has ancient Aztec roots, and is a national holiday. The belief is not that death is the end, but rather the beginning of a new stage in life. Is a time for remembering and celebrating the dead, ancestors and the continuity of life. Everyone is encouraged to bring offerings for the the altar opening night or during the gallery hours on Saturday and Sunday. Traditional offerings include flowers, food, and photographs of those passed. The altar is a interactive installation and is there for everyone!
Please join us at the opening celebration on Friday October 31st from 7-10PM. Fools Paradise Sound System will DJ the opening and we will be welcoming guests and sharing food and drink. Also, there will be a dance performance by Cathy Stoyko. Start off your Halloween night with a visit to the opening, families and 'trick or treaters' of all ages are welcome. Cumberland will be host to many festivities that evening including John Bates and the Voodoo Dolls at the Waverly and, Six Gun Buddha with Nova Fire Spinners starting at about 10PM just around the corner from the Abbey. If you can't make it to the opening please stop by and see the show on Saturday or Sunday between noon and 5 PM. There will be traditional Day of the Dead crafts and activities set up for visitors of all ages. Paint and decorate mini paper mache skulls for the altar, or create cut tissue paper banners. Curator, Cathy Stoyko will be there to help visitors with these activities. This is a free, non profit show/event and small donations to cover show costs are welcomed.

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