Friday, May 13, 2011

Celebrate Skull Appreciation Day in Richmond, VA

Hey folks, if you're going to be in the Richmond area in June/July you're invited to come celebrate Skull Appreciation Day with me! I'm co-curating a one day celebration on June 4th and a month long art exhibition through July 8th. Details are below...

An exhibition and event celebrating the cranium at Gallery 5
In honor of the first annual international Skull Appreciation Day on June 4th
Curated by Noah Scalin & Philip Cheney
June 3 – July 8

100+ artists share their interpretation of the skull.
Using a plain papier-mâché skull provided by the curators, over 100 local, national, and international artists are sharing their own personal take on this universal symbol. A portion of all sales will be donated to the local nonviolence organization Richmond Peace Education Center.

Also on display:

Skull Quilts.
curated by Skull-A-Day editor Abby Davis
These quilts will be auctioned off and all proceeds will be donated to DC charity Becky’s Fund, which helps survivors of domestic violence.

Skull Mail Art
Artist Mim Golub put out the call for mail artists across the globe to create and send skulls through the post to celebrate Skull Appreciation Day.

Opening Night:
First Friday, June 3rd 7-11pm
Exhibition Continues Through July 8th

Wednesday – Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday by appointment only

Skull Appreciation Day – June 4th

DIY Skulls - FREE!
12 – 4pm
Bring the family and celebrate the love for the bone in your head by spending the afternoon making skull-themed crafts! Materials and directions provided. Our friends from local nonprofit Art180 will be on hand to help you get motivated.

Skull Dance Party - $5 donation to RPEC
7 – 11pm
Wear you favorite skeletal costume or skeleton mask and celebrate your cranium in style. DJs, drummers, and special guest performers, including Deepa de Jour & All Saints Theater Company, will get your bones shaking. There will also be a best costume & make-up contest with special prizes from Skull-A-Day.

200 West Marshall St.
Richmond, VA

p.s. If you like the image above you can buy it as a limited edition poster in the Skull-A-Day store HERE.


Ms. Blasé said...

This looks amazing! I'll definitely be swinging by one Saturday to check out the exhibit!

kerosene said...

Your event poster is really great!
Are you making actual posters?
You know what I mean ...
I'd love to get one!

Noah said...

We just made a small run of posters that are going up around town this week, but since people seem interested I will go ahead and do a small run to sell as well. I'll post when they're available!