Virtual Event: “Art as Ritual Surrounding Death”

The Natural Deathcare Collaborative presents
“Art as Ritual Surrounding Death”
Monday, June 7 @ 6:30-8:30 PM on Zoom

This presentation is Part 1 of “Making Art While Grieving Death: Community in Isolation.” This virtual (on Zoom) cultural program explores loss during the pandemic.

Death Cafe and death education speaker, Heather Massey and her Natural Deathcare Collaborative (NDC) colleagues, Jasmine Tanguay and Ruth Faas, aim to empower the community with innovative pathways to strengthen personal and social resources during times of loss.

Massey explains, “This project offers ways to honor and grieve loved ones, and yet also addresses our collective sense of loss and helplessness through art making and exploration, an important and available way to deal with the universal issue of death, especially now.”

The program will explore artmaking as a means to grieve and commemorate our losses, including examples from deathcare practices that allow for creative expression. Using visuals, stories, and video, they will share experiences of ordinary folks uniquely adorning vigil spaces, decorating vessels of their departed loved ones, and creating art memorials.

The program, presented by the Natural Deathcare Collaborative, is supported in part by a grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council.

Event is free and open to all mortals in the community without discrimination, but content is targeted toward adults and older teenagers.

Click on the link below for more information and to register for this free event:

We hope to see many Vineyard folks Monday evening!


Jun 07 2021


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm