NOT AVAILABLE. T. Renner, "Day of the Dead," 2008, acrylic on photograph, 4" x 6". NOT AVAILABLE.
I'm donating the above piece (matted in a modest frame) to a silent auction to be held on Saturday, October 31, at Mokabe's, 3606 Arsenal Street, St. Louis. The opening bid will be stupid-low but I'm not going to reveal it here! You'll just have to go to Mokabe's on Saturday to find out for yourself!
Event organizer Maria Guadalupe Massey writes:
The Dia de los Muertos event this year is a benefit for Leonard Peltier's defense fund & Word in Motion SLAM poetry programs for inner city schools.
The event is at Mokabe's, Grand and Arsenal in South St. Louis, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Skeleton Samba parade on the bill again. We will have the run of the place for a mini-FIESTA and the outdoors if the day allows. I would love to see the skeleton samba snaking around the block.
It was a fabulous celebration last year, and I hope to improve on it in every way! I'm hoping you are available for some part of the day to celebrate with us again, even the whole day if you're are willing.
WAYNE ST. WAYNE: painting skeletal exposed bones on volunteer skeletons for Samba parade & pen and ink design of flier/postcard/poster (there could always be more poster designs by several artists) -- he's already at work on a design that includes a skeleton SAMBA parade with wrestling super-hero El Santo, musician skeletons, lizards, salsa dancers and more
MAXine BEACH: poet and writer
PAUL STEWART: "The one-man riot" poetry probably accompanied by Peter Hubert Woods on guitar, skeleton samba parade
GUADALUPE SOUNDS: music & poetry performance celebrating the Dia de los Muertos & Roll Call for the Dead and skeleton samba parade
ELIZABETH SMITH: sign language translator for portions of the event
DAVID WRAITH DANDRIDGE: filmmaker, writer, performance poet, photographer, to do reading/poetry to celebrate loved ones/heroes.
AMY CATE SCHROEDER: creative artist, skeleton samba parade,
ANNIE MAE, INC.: shop celebrating multi-cultural religious expression/pagan, crystals, incense.
peace, love, poetry,