Skull Appreciation Day at Gallery5

I am one of 100 artists chosen to participate in this show.

Below are some images of the beginning stages of my contribution. See the finished piece at Galery5 this upcoming First Friday.

More about the event taken from Skull-A-Day:

In honor of the first annual international Skull Appreciation Day, Gallery5 will host a series of events organized by Richmond’s own Noah Scalin and Philip Cheney.

The festivities will kick off on June, 3rd 2011 with an exhibition of over 100 artists who have reinterpreted a common skull. Skull Appreciation Day will take place on Saturday, June 4th 2011. Free workshops will be offered to the public on this day, followed by a special skeletal soirée at 7pm. Please help us celebrate the cranium on June 4th and throughout the month!

First Friday, June 3rd
Public Opening of the Skull Appreciation Day Exhibition
7PM – 11PM
(Exhibition on display until July 8th)

100+ artists share their interpretation of the skull.
Using a plain papier-mâché skull provided by curators, over 100 local, national, and international artists are sharing their personal take on a universal symbol. Artists include Stefan Boucher, creator of the The Daily Monster project, Bent Objects artist Terry Border, designer James Victore, painter Ryan E. Cronin, and skull aficionados Jud Turner & Mike Eagan.

A portion of all sales will be donated to the local nonviolence organization Richmond Peace Education Center: http://www.RPEC.org/

Also on display:

Skull Quilts:
Curated by Skull-A-Day editor Abby Davis
These quilts, made from pieces submitted via a call for submissions at Skull-A-Day, will be auctioned off and all proceeds will be donated to DC charity Becky’s Fund, which helps survivors of domestic violence: http://www.beckysfund.org/

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.

Saturday, June 4th
June 4th is Skull Appreciation Day!!!

DIY Skulls:
12 – 4pm, FREE!
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: http://www.art180.org/

Skull Dance Party
7 – 11pm, $5 donation to RPEC
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.

Gallery 5
200 West Marshall St.
Richmond, VA

Wednesday-Friday: 11-6PM
Saturday: By Appointment Only

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