This year brings the 8th annual DEATH FAIRE: a modern-day ritual for our community, inspired by the death positivity movement, sharing a rich time of knowledge, wisdom, celebration, and remembrance. The three-day event focuses on exploring grief in order to live our best lives. We offer many different opportunities for changing the culture that currently surrounds something every living being must experience.
The Death Faire is a presentation and celebration of the “death-positive movement” The exhibit is a visual conversation about death, dying, grief, and remembrance. Throughout history, different cultures have represented death in their art. In the United States, however, images of death are usually absent from art. We are presented with memorials, images of destruction, natural disasters, crime TV movies/programs, video games, and news often in death’s relationship to violence instead of the eventuality that death will come to each of us. That it is a part of life.
The Death Faire’s goal (along with the art exhibit) is to open conversations about death, dying, and grief in the belief that our cultural censorship of death and dying does more harm than good.
We at the Chatham Arts Council are delighted to provide the only online calendar exclusively dedicated to Chatham County arts events–performing, literary, and visual arts. Get out there and get inspired!