Standing Rock Cultural Arts and The Stone Tavern present:
12th Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition.
-22nd Birthday of The North Water Street Gallery
-1st Exhibit in the new gallery space at 300 N. Water St, Suite H
-in Cooperation with The Stone Tavern, 110 E. Main Street in Downtown Kent.
-Featuring Vince Packard, David Jrome Bragg, Amy Strainer, and more!
-paintings, prints, collage, puppets, masks, photographs
November 1, 10pm-midnight. Opening Reception
-North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., Kent and
-The Stone Tavern, 110 E. Main Street, Downtown Kent
Images from the Opening Reception
Dia De Los Muertos Description:
Come celebrate our 12th annual Day of the Dead show. This festive Mexican Holiday honors all those who have passed before us. But let us not be somber. There will be music, food, drinks, paintings and large puppet sculptures. Like the celebration of a birthday, this holiday reconfirms annually the love, goodwill, and generosity that the beloved can count on, no matter that they are dead.
Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in many parts of the world, typically on November 1 (All Saints' Day) and November 2 (All Souls' Day).
The Day of the Dead is also celebrated to a lesser extent in other Latin American countries; for example, it is a public holiday in Brazil, where many Brazilians celebrate it by visiting cemeteries and churches. The holiday is also observed in the Philippines. Observance of the holiday has spread to Mexican-American communities in the United States, where in some locations, the traditions are being extended. Similarly-themed celebrations also appear in some Asian and African culture.
Though the subject matter may be considered morbid from the perspective of some other cultures, celebrants typically approach the Day of the Dead joyfully, and though it occurs at the same time as Halloween, All Saints' Day and All Souls Day, the traditional mood is much brighter with emphasis on celebrating and honoring the lives of the deceased, and celebrating the continuation of life; the belief is not that death is the end, but rather the beginning of a new stage in life
Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents
“Upcycled: A Chair is A Chair is A Chair...”
-Painted Furniture by Cheryl Green
The North Water Street Gallery. 257 N. Water St. Kent, OH
Opening Reception September 13 , 2014
-Exhibit runs through October 25th
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday-Saturday, 1-5pm
-or by appointment at 330-673-4970.
Images from the Opening
Cheryl Green Artist Statement:
During a photography project, I became mindful of wasted furniture sitting on tree lawns. This made for some interesting photos. Taking it one step further I began reclaiming what seemed to be the 'empty' canvas ready for a re-do. UPCYCLE became the new recycle. Being a semi-retired Potter, I enjoy the chance to explore this new venture."
Cheryl Green holds an MA degree in Visual Arts.
"Credit In The Straight World" Exhibition
Opening Reception July 19th at 7:00 pm
Exhibit run through September 6th.
Images from the Opening