Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day is almost here!

Just a reminder that the 1st annual, international Skull Appreciation Day is this Saturday, June 4th! I hope you'll do something nice to celebrate your head bone. If you do, we'd love to know what you ended up doing, so please share the details and we'll post about it here!

And hey, if you're in the Richmond, Virginia area please come and celebrate with us ...

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. You can also see the submissions online HERE.

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.


Anonymous said...

I'll be doing a massive skull themed post on my blog this Saturday if you'd like to link to it! This day is a marvelous idea.

Noah said...

Definitely share the link with us when the post is up!

Freshcrop said...

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