Remembrance and Celebration
Community Altar Project
Over 200 people from Madison, Wisconsin and Oaxaca, Mexico
participated in making personal altars for this heartfelt exhibtion.
The prompt was simple:
This project was inspired by altar making traditions in Mexico for Day of the Dead but community and personal altars of remembrance are created all over the world. We invited individuals, artists, students, friends, family, churches, hospice group and others to take part in a community exhibition. We were amazed at the level of interest in this project, thrilled by the number of people who wanted to participate, and deeply touched by how personal the work became for so many people.
It was incredibly moving to walk through the space lined with boxes filled with memories of loved ones who had passed on. During the 3 receptions we hosted, you would often hear someone talking about all of the things they had put inside and why. And in doing so, they were sharing the personality and memories of their loved ones with those who were listening. The space was filled with both laughter and tears.
If you create a similar Remembrance and Celebration event, we would like to hear about it. Please let us know where you had the event, how many participated, your own reflections and post photos of your own event on the Remembrance and Celebration Facebook Page
REMEMBRANCE AND CELEBRATION IN MADISON, WI
Edgewood College Gallery
October 9 - November 6, 2015
Members of the community are invited to participate in the Day of the Dead Festival by making a personal altar of remembrance and celebration.
Altar boxes availible for pick up during regular gallery hours after August 26th.
To reserve an altar box, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a full list of 2015 Day of the Dead related activities in Madison WI