On Saturday, May 20 mythology meets mausoleums at Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone, Historic Oakland Cemetery’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. A $75 Patron Pass includes admission for one, a limited-edition Persephone t-shirt, and access to an open bar and refreshments area.
All proceeds from Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta’s oldest public burial ground and most tangible link to the past.
Attendees can enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks and fare from some of Atlanta’s favorite food trucks including: Low-Co Motion, The ATL Burger Truck, GENKI Noodles and 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 an HOF Member, click here:http://bit.ly/2o36YYC
Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone is sponsored by Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House, Braden Fellman, Old 4th Distillery, UberPrints, Eventide Brewing, Orpheus Brewing, 18.21 Bitters, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Doc Chey’s Grant Park, and Binders Art Supplies and Frames