Join us in expressing creativity and spirituality through alter building! Whether you wish to honor your personal God or Goddess, your family members or a special intention, we will work together to create our own personal alter. Bring photos, flowers, mementos, boxes, or whatever draws you, and together we will assemble a work of art an personal expression.
Cindy will lead an ancestor healing ceremony to help you connect and heal. Mary will lead all the art and altar building!
Donation to Mary & MerKaBa Tribe $20
About the artist facilitating, Mary:
Here's the bio from my art show in September:
Growing up Catholic, Mary was influenced by the nuns in parochial school and their vivid tales of Heaven, Purgatory and Hell. In her early teens, she moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopa and was introduced to the colorful art of the Ethiopian Coptic Church. As an adult she resides in the Southwest, and has fallen in love with Mexican and Latin American folk art, Frida Kahlo, Dia de Los Muertos and Our Lady of Guadalupe, whom she considers our Earth Mother. Mary began a collection of over 30 Latin American hand-carved wooden masks on her travels. On a voyage to Peru, she was astonished to find detailed life-size tableaus of saints fully clothed in silver and gold finery. All of these influences continually shape her art and her life. She’s woven them together using painting, fabric, collage, and presented her art alongside several of the masks to create her show, El Cielo y El Infierno.
About the Ceremony leader, Cindy:
Her spiritual commitment is to Love Alchemy which is the process of transforming dark to light. She works from source energy so everyone is more enlivened after Ceremony. She is a vessel that facilitates ritual in a created vortex of Sacred Space. She has studied meditation and Ceremony for 25 years and believes heart based discipline and commitment over time makes the ego weak and medicine strong.