Sep 19 2010
Today I traveled up to Piermont, New York for the opening of a gallery exhibition, Altared Spirits, at the Outside In gallery. The show’s opening corresponds with the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and ends around the beginning of November, the Day of the Dead. Hell money was available to burn there — my understanding that this is “spirit money” and by burning it, you are sending cash gifts to your ancestors in the afterlife so they can spend accordingly.
The show featured Day of the Dead-themed artwork: painting, sculptures and altar installations.
I urge you to check it out. It’s a nice drive up to Piermont, and apparently Woody Allen filmed his movie, The Purple Rose of Cairo, there. Who knew?
Meanwhile, speaking of the mid-Autumn festival, I found a perfectly lovely lens on Squidoo which is a countdown to the holiday, which is right around the corner.