|In Ancient times, providing for the needs of the
dead into the after life often exhibited the best work of artist and craftsman.
Much of what we know about these lost cultures comes from clues found in
graves. Into the early years of Canada's history, people continued their
own distinctive and often elaborate traditions around burials and mourning.
How future ages may view our current era is sure to be coloured partially
by what objects we use to mark our own passing.
|Be it whimsical or serious, conceptual or traditional - GRAVE GOODS seeks to explore how the current generation of artisans view all aspects of burial customs. Original objects in all mediums created after September 1, 2007 are eligible for entry. Artists are being juried based on past works to encourage the creation of new pieces specifically for this exhibit. Grave Goods further explores the themes set out in the Woodstock Museum's special program for 2008 - 'Funeral Rites'.|
Featuring the work of:
Caz Bently - wood block prints
Saturday, November 1, 8 - 12
Exhibit Guest Curator : Darrell Markewitz
This is the third in a series of exhibits of contemporary
works with historical themes
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