Monday, October 31, 2005

Plowhaus Day of the Dead art show runs through November 27

The Nashville Scene reports that the Plowhaus Artists Cooperative is celebrating the Mexican Halloween holiday el Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) with an art show that runs through November 27:

"Plowhaus is showing Dia de los Muertos-inspired work by a group of artists (several of whom gravitate toward altars and shrines year round), including boys from the Bellewood Home for Children. The show opens with a reception 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and runs through Nov. 27."

This Plowhaus web site has more information:

"Throughout the month of October, families and villages across Mexico prepare for Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. On these days at the cusp of October and November, those who have died are remembered and their spirits are welcomed back for a yearly visit. Handmade altars, special food and drink, parades and plays, skull-shaped confections and toys, gravesite visits and vigils celebrate the lives of the deceased."

"Plowhaus is pleased to announce the participation of the Bowling Green Bellewood Home for Children, a home for boys aged 12-17 which is committed to providing help and healing to abused and neglected children. The Bellewood boys will be exhibiting twelve three feet tall individual pieces, each of which represents and celebrates the life of a deceased person who has had a strong influence on their life. Andee Rudloff, who has served as the artist-in-residence at Bellewood's Bowling Green campus for four years, states that exhibiting with the Plowhaus is an honor for the students at Bellewood. The boys have constructed a box for comments, prayers and support to be placed with their work, and look forward to receiving feedback from the community."

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