Friday, November 18, 2011


The A Book About Death exhibition opened in Seattle on 11.11.11 to a big crowd and the iconic sounds of The Grateful Dead, thanks to both curator Kathleen McHugh and gallery owner Almendra Sandoval.

Jacques Migeon and his group The Tangletown String Band, played a full set of Grateful Dead music and folks came in and out looking at the work and enjoying this, the 25th exhibition of the project.

More than 110 works were received by the gallery and on Saturday November 19, 2011 (beginning at 5 PM local time), about a half dozen films and videos will be shown in the gallery along with a reading and literary event with Herb Sundvall

About the opening, Kathleen (pictured right, with Herb Sundvall and friend) writes: "On the night of the opening a group of people came in because they saw a flyer on a telephone pole. They were familiar with A Book About Death and had wanted it to come to Seattle. Many people in the crowd came down from Victoria, British Columbia thanks to Dame Mailarta and her friend "Snappy." They spent a couple of nights in Seattle and brought both friends and strangers they had met to the show. They are writing and talking about the show in Victoria now. It was a great suprise.  All in all a great evening."

You can see about 60 images from the show here: ABAD SEATTLE PHOTO ALBUM.


almendra said...

thank you so much for all the support to make this wonderful event happen!

Kathleen McHugh/ said...

A Book About Death is truly a generous collective of talented artists and musicians. I'm grateful to be involved in the project, and honored that an ABAD exhibition is in Seattle at the Quetzalcoatl Gallery. Thank you everyone!