The Art Centre Powell River Public Art Gallery will be extending the Memento Mori Exhibition (to Dec 5, see hours above) due to the current Public Health order for COVID 19, that expires on November 23. Memento Mori is a collective community expression honouring grief, loss and transitions between life and death. There will be a community installation of masks, music, writing and an ofrenda (altar) to honour deceased loved ones. Please bring a photo or memento for the ofrenda, a mask, or a writing submission for ‘Death Together’. View the virtual component of all events on our You tube channel and our website.
Memento Mori is a community response and collaborative expression of creative masks, digital projection, music and an ofrenda installation to honour grief and loss. The events are being offered with support from BC Arts Council, Malaspina Art Society and Powell River Council for Arts and Culture along with participation and sponsorship from multiple community organizations and artists. The activities have been held in the Cranberry cemetery for the past few years. This year, the event will be hosted at The Art Centre Public Gallery as well as online due to the Covid pandemic. Artists, Sophia Sanford, Leslie Sutherland, Claudia Medina, Pieta Wooley, Megan Dulcie Dill as well as the Brain Injury Society members and contributing artists are collectively engaging the community into conversations around living well, dying well and transitions between life and death. Events will be online for the community to participate in digitally and safely during Covid.
The ofrenda, installation and mask exhibition will launch in the gallery on November 1 between noon and 5 pm with Covid protocols in place. The exhibition and events will run from Nov 1-Nov 20, 2020 Tues, Thurs and Sat from 12-5 and online at:theartcentrepr.ca