Welcome to the world of She Who Thrills in the Ordinary. These are photographs of who, what and where has stopped me in my tracks, lured me forward, downward, upward, outward and inward toward what I had thought I already knew, but was humbled to find that I had not even been close to knowing. This collection has been years in the making and you will be the first ones to see it. Dive in! I invite you to rejoice in the unexpected beauty and captivating strangeness of the apparently mundane corners and niches of Life.
Celebrate the opening with me on one of the most powerful days of the year to celebrate life - Dia de los Muertos - Saturday, November 1st 2-5pm. Dress up and stick around for our annual community ceremony.
For over 3000 years, the indigenous people who lived in Mexico, the Southwest and California, have celebrated a ritual honoring the dead. Over the time, this ritual became known as El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. A celebration of life, a time to share memories through arts and crafts, music, stories and food. Join us in celebrating those who have gone before us. El Dia de los Muertos is not a sad time but a time of remembering and rejoicing. A communal altar will be constructed so please bring photos, flowers or mementos of a loved one. Aztec dancers will conclude the night's festivities. The celebration will also include a candle light procession and local Mexican food and drink.
An evening of alchemy in the season of dreams and long nights.
What are the energies of dream and imagination that rise when seasons in the north shift from early to late autumn? The powerful Dia de los Muertos and the pagan cross-quarter day Samhain (SAH-wen) coincide near November 1st. We begin our journey into the dark time of year. The membrane between the ordinary and mystery is permeable. Magic is in the air.
Performance artists Rosemary Hannon (dance theater, movement art), Julie Oak (many forms of improvisation), and Claire Peaslee (Action Theater improvisation of presence) join to present an alchemical evening in The Dance Palace church space. Relics from the lobby altar, created for Dia de los Muertos by Ernesto Sanchez and the community, will be on loan for "Skeletal Remains."
Ethan Kenning, a Point Reyes singer/songwriter and guitarist will perform following an opening set of classical guitar music by Zachary Siefert-Ponce.
Ethan has been working as an independent producer, writer, and occasional performer. He has produced and/or recorded Leon Redbone, Mose Allison, Doc Watson, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Brownie McGee, and Rhiannon. His latest effort is " REFLECTIONS", a CD of eleven original songs, released in 2011.
Go to www.ethankenning.com to learn more about Ethan Kenning's history and impressive musical career.
Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana grew up on the shores of Waikiki amid the likes of legend Don Ho and young Elvis-impersonator Bruno Mars. Makana- whose name means “a gift given freely”- began singing when he was seven years-old, took up ‘ukulele at nine and began learning the ancient art of slack key at eleven. By fourteen, he was performing professionally, and before long playing five nights a week. His reputation as the youngest master of slack key spread like molten volcanic lava throughout the islands.
Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) whose “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News).
The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.
11 hours 17 min ago.Ernesto Sanchez
This Saturday, Nov. 1st, 2014. Meet at Gallery Route One 5:45 for the procession. A multi cultural all ages community event. Remember your loved ones on this special day. Bring pictures and mementoes to carry in the procession and place on the community altar in the Dance Palace. At the Dance Palace there will paper altar making with Vickisa, Posole and drink, moment of reverence and surprises. Free event. Tell your friends.
1 day 10 hours ago.Dan Mankin
Game 7 tonight at the Dance Palace at 5 PM- potluck- bring something to share. Yes, Yes, Yes!