Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hungry Ghost Moon Group Show

Please join us for the "Hungry Ghost Moon" Group Show, an art show inspired by the 'Chinese tradition of Ghost Month (鬼月), in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm'
Come dressed up for the occasion, and celebrate a night of Art, Food, Shopping and Fun with us:
Saturday, July 17th
6-10 pm
Junc Boutique & Gallery
2205 Fern St.
San Diego, CA 92104

Featured Artists Include:
Joe Michael Linsner: www.linsner.com
Kristina Deak: www.kristinadeak.wordpress.com
Jasmine Worth: www.JasmineWorth.com
Gloria Muriel: www.gloriamuriel.com
Vanessa Lemen: www.vanessalemenart.com
Faith Lindley: www.faithel.com
James Ivey: www.cactuspillow.com
James Geiger: http://www.myspace.com/jamesgeiger

"On the fifteenth day the realms of Heaven and Hell and the realm of the living are open and both Taoists and Buddhists would perform rituals to transmute and absolve the sufferings of the deceased. Intrinsic to the Ghost Month is ancestor worship, where traditionally the filial piety of descendants extends to their ancestors even after their deaths. Activities during the month would include preparing ritualistic food offerings, burning incense, and burning joss paper, a papier-mache form of material items such as clothes, gold and other fine goods for the visiting spirits of the ancestors. Elaborate meals would be served with empty seats for each of the deceased in the family treating the deceased as if they are still living. Ancestor worship is what distinguishes Qingming Festival from Ghost Festival because the latter includes paying respects to all deceased, including the same and younger generations, while the former only includes older generations. Other festivities may include, buying and releasing miniature paper boats and lanterns on water, which signifies giving directions to the lost ghosts and spirits of the ancestors and other deities."
In conjunction with the South Park Walk About http://www.southparkscene.com/whats_happening.html