Amici Mortem (Friends of Death)

“Using a diverse array of methodologies – traditional, emergent, interdisciplinary and experimental – we are called to address the urgent need to reorient ourselves towards a more sacred, intimate and complex understanding and relationship with Death, Dying and the Dead.

We intend to apply the fullness of our myriad skills, visionary powers and resources towards creating a diverse praxis that embraces the strong potential for Death, grief, art, mutual aid and collectivized ritual practices to strengthen the web of connections that will sustain us through the beautiful storm that is our shared mortality.”

Opening Friday February 15th 2019 in San Jose CA, Amici Mortem features the art and literature of friends of death including the illustrations and sculptural work of Madison Wanamaker, a grief altar installation and a Green Burial/Green Cemetery workshop by Selena Fox.

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Monumental Action Art Show

Luma Yoga 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz

7:00 PM -10:00 PM

Monumental Action invites you to our first ever Community Art Event at Luma Yoga in downtown Santa Cruz.  Join us for fine art, food & drink, and a petition signing/letter writing station.”

“Monumental Action is a grass-roots organization supporting the preservation of America’s national monuments.  All proceeds from art sales will be donated to the Center for Biological Diversity to aid their ongoing effort to save our protected lands.  monumentalaction@gmail.com “

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“What Have You Done” is an original illustration created by local artist Madison Wanamaker for Monumental Action’s First Friday community art fund raiser in Santa Cruz.  Ten 8.5 x 8.5 inch illustration art prints will be available at Monumental Action’s event at Luma Yoga, all proceeds will be donated to the Center for Biological Diversity.