em(body) is a multi-part exhibition of installations of art, created in response to the storied space of the People’s Church and investigating our timeless fascination with bodies and embodiment running until November 13. em(body) was curated by Eden Unluata, in cahoots with BJ Allen, Michelle Graves, and Colette Wright Adams, the director of the Uptown Arts Center (also found within the Preston Bradley Center).
Saturday October 29th 2-5pm Writing Workshop: Sherry Antonini 4th floor gallery
Sunday October 30th 2-4pm Workshop with Jamie Weaver 4th floor gallery
Tuesday November 1st 7-8pm “All Saints Radical”
with Christopher Bednash 3rd Floor Stairway
Come join us in the Preston Bradley Center, home of People’s Church, on All Saints Day for All Saints Radical, an evening of stories of “radical saints,” people who dared to dream of a more beautiful world.
Led by artist Christopher Bednash (aka the Rainbow Chaplain), in association with the em(body) exhibition of site responsive installation art, All Saints Radical uses painting, sound recordings, projection, and stories to invite in such spirits as Rev. Preston Bradley, Martin Luther King, Wangari Maathai, and others and help them to tell their tales of activism, community revitalization, visionary consciousness, and tragic sacrifice.
In this season of Halloween, All Saint’s Day, All Soul’s and el Dia de los Muertos, as the veil between physical and spirit worlds fades, the living are reminded that the dead remain with us always, through everlasting connections of love. In these times of dire transformation, we need to hear from our “radical saints,” who so embodied the courage and creativity that are born of compassion.
All Saints Radical is a free event, although donations to the Preston Bradley Center are always encouraged.