Sunday, June 10, 2007

Art Inspired by the Eastern Cemetery
Spirits Alive and Society for East End Arts Announce
“Beyond the Gates”
Spirits Alive, the advocacy group for the historic Eastern Cemetery, and the Society of East End Arts, the Munjoy Hill-based organization of artists, are inviting artists in all media to join them on three weekend days this summer for a mini-tour of the ancient Eastern Cemetery, and create a work of art at the site, or take inspiration from the Eastern Cemetery and work in the studio.

The created work will be unveiled on September 15th at the North Star Café, 225 Congress Street, and continue to be exhibited at Casco Bay Framing at the Back Cove, Hannaford Plaza through mid-October. A venue for performance artists is also being scheduled.

The goal of the collaboration and event is to (re)introduce artists to this historic space, and showcase their work of the Eastern Cemetery through these exhibitions and performances.

Artists are required to register at, but there is no registration fee. Artists will be asked to donate 20% of any work sold to SA/SEA, who will divide the funds evenly. SA will use their portion of the funds for headstone conservation within the Eastern Cemetery, and SEA will use the funds for holiday lighting for Munjoy Hill.

The tour and work dates are Saturday, June 16th 2pm-5pm; (Sunday) July 22nd 10am-2pm, and Saturday, August 11th 2pm-5pm. Tours will take place during the first 30minutes of each “Beyond the Gates” day.
FMI: or 846.7753 or SEA 233.7273


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