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EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER!!!
Ticket holders will be sent an email with further details. We are currently looking at allowing ticket holders to redeem their Persephone tickets for the Tunes from the Tombs event (http://www.oaklandcemetery.com/?event=tunes-from-the-tombs) where we will display the artwork of Sanithna Phansavanh. Please check back on this event page and your emails for further updates!
On Saturday, May 20 mythology meets mausoleums at Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone, Historic Oakland Foundation’s third annual arts event, featuring the work of Sanithna Phansavanh.
Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone features ten life-size murals installed throughout Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian gardens, inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone. According to mythology Hades, god of the underworld, kidnapped Persephone to be his queen. Once a year – in spring – Persephone was permitted to visit the land of the living, and upon her return flowers would bloom. When Persephone went back to Hades in autumn and winter, the flowers died.
Improvisational music and movement collective Flight of Swallows will provide musical and dance accompaniment to Phansavanh’s work throughout the evening, with seven performances at Oakland Cemetery’s North Public Grounds.
Gates open at 6 p.m. and the exhibition closes at 10 p.m. Capacity is limited, and advance ticketing is strongly recommended. Tickets are $18 in advance (plus fees and taxes) and $25 at the gate. An inclusive Patron Pass is $75 (plus fees and taxes) and includes:
*Patron Passes ordered after May 15 require t-shirt pickup at Oakland Cemetery's Visitors Center & Museum Shop during regular hours, beginning May 29. Museum Shop is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-Th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday, and 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays
A limited number of fine art prints and posters of Phansavanh's "Bloom" will be available for purchase. Fine art prints are giclee on 80 lb. matte paper, using archival inks on archival paper. Attendees who purchase a fine art print receive 20% off framing at Artifacts Art Framing. Discount applies to purchases made at Persephone only, (with proof of purchase).
Attendees can enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks and fare from some of Atlanta's favorite food trucks including: Low-co Motion, Atlanta Burger Truck, Genki Noodles & Sushi, Bean in the Borough, and King of Pops.
Historic Oakland Foundation Members receive expedited access to event check-in and beverage areas. To become a Member, click here.
For more details on Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone, click here.
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