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People's Choice Award Closing Reception
The 4th international biennial funerary art exhibition that has enthralled visitors since opening on September 26 at Art Honors Life | The Gallery at FUNERIA, is closing with a fanfare People's Choice Award celebration and reception on Sunday afternoon, November 30, 3-5 PM. The unique gallery, "the nation's first art gallery dedicated to cremation urns and personal memorial art" (The New York Times, 1/18/07), is located at 2860 Bowen St. in the Sonoma County hamlet of Graton, one hour north of San Francisco. The closing reception is free. Hot chai with vanilla ice cream floats will be served, along with a rare opportunity to see 86 original, contemporary and superbly crafted funerary urns, vessels, reliquaries and personal memorial art in all media by 65 artists from throughout North America and Europe.
Also installed is British product designer Nadine Jarvis's group of works that constituted her award-winning Post Mortem Research graduate project from Goldsmiths University--joining fellow alumni Damien Hirst, Mary Quant, Sam Taylor-Wood, Bridget Riley and many more of the UK's boldest art and design visionaries.
Voting for the People's Choice Award, which carries a $500 prize, will continue throughout the closing reception at the end of which final votes will be tallied and the award winner announced.