Finding Your Final Resting Place in an Art Gallery?

July 7, 2011
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When making an important purchase, we usually take time to explore our options. Whether it’s a car, a house, or a vacation, we might look at many, many cars, houses, or vacation destinations before making a decision. But have you ever considered shopping for your final resting place?

Many people have done this through the years. They purchase a burial plot in a cemetery, long before the end of their lives. Yet the times they are a’changin,’especially in the realm of end of life preferences. Today’s cremation rates are skyrocketing worldwide. It just makes sense to think about selecting a cremation urn or memorial that really reflects you and your legacy.

Shine On Brightly, the online gallery for memorial art, including cremation urns, memorial jewelry, memorial glass, hand-bound guest register books, and memorial portraits, has partnered with the renowned Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, NC, to present a gallery exhibit of creative containers for cremation remains, entitled ~

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“Remains To Be Seen: An Out of the Box Look at Modern Cremation Containers”

The show opens on August 5, 2011, in conjunction with a scheduled Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walk. It will run through September 10, 2011.

This juried exhibit features approximately 40 works of 20 artists who create vessels for cremation remains, and includes works in ceramics, wood, glass, metal, and mixed media.

“We’re very excited about the diversity of media and styles that are represented in this show. The subject matter is inherently thought-provoking, and we expect that people will be pleasantly surprised by the accessibility of these works,” comments Shine On Brightly owner, Adrienne Crowther.

Many recent articles, books, and other media point toward the growing number of cremations, both in the US and worldwide. Baby boomers especially, are breaking tradition in their spiritual beliefs, environmental convictions, and affinity toward individuality in all aspects of life. The funeral industry concedes to this rapid conversion to cremation, yet products for containment of cremation remains are limited, and are often mass-produced and outsourced. Shine On Brightly fills this void by providing unique art pieces made with love and fine craftsmanship. This exhibit is an outreach effort by Shine On Brightly to inform the public about choices regarding

containment of cremation remains, and the importance of art as it relates to life.

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