I am passing along information from Jillian Froebe, my partner, about the Art of Death events in Bellingham this weekend; the exhibit invites us to explore our relationship with death and dying “as a process of transition.” And then next weekend, Ravi Ravindra will offer his public talk on the 17th at 7:30, at the Unitarian Fellowship, also themed around the subject of death.  

Dear Friends,

I am in the midst of a walkabout, an r.s.v.p. to death’s invitation, collecting stones and images while an interactive art piece for The Art of Death exhibit is born. I invite you to join me in this community of remembrance.

While flowers fade, stones and souls endure, A stone may symbolize the permanence of memory and legacy. As part of an evolving installation, you are invited to place stones, small and large, piled without pattern on a death shroud, as you reflect on your own death or the death of a loved one. In this way, we will build a community of remembrance, not with hearts of stone, rather with stones of heart.

This is part of a The Art of Death Juried Art Show featuring a range of original pieces all themed around Death and Dying as a process or transition. There will also be various local agencies and businesses manning informational tables about options on End of Life Choices in addition to musical performances, storytelling and dance pieces.

The Majestic, North Forest & Maple St, Bellingham, Washington 98225P1000935DEATH EXHIBIT

October 10, 6-10pm, Opening and Artist Reception, $15 at the door

October 11, 10am-9pm Free

and on a related note:

Ravi Ravindra will be giving a public talk and meditation as part of a weekend retreat, “Daily Dying: Gateway to Living Well”, Friday, October 17, 7:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.  $15 at the door that includes a donation to Maher Ashram http://www.maherashram.org/.  Products made by Maher residents will be available for purchase.

Autumnal Blessings,

Jillian