Monday, 19 August 2013

Death Cafe in Cleveland, Ohio with Lauren Herzak-Bauman and Nicholas Fenell

Who: Facilitated by Lauren Herzak-Bauman and Nicholas Fenell (
Where: Wednesday, November 6, from 7-9pm
When: East Cleveland Township Cemetery Chapel, 1621 East 118th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106
(more links to come)

About us and why we are doing this:

Lauren Herzak-Bauman is a visual artist working in Cleveland, OH. Her work investigates objects and temporal installations about mourning and loss, using the physicality of porcelain as a metaphor for the human condition. She graduated with her BFA in 3-D Studies from Bowling Green State University (2004) and her MFA in Studio Art from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2009). Lauren is the recipient of two Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Arts Grants (2011/2013) and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship (2012).

Nicholas Fenell is an artist/ curator with a BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art (2011). Fenell is a multi-disciplinary artist with performance and interaction of the public critical to his practice. He has exhibited work at The Wasmer Gallery of Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, OH (2010) and hosted a performance work responding to Decoration Day at Orange Cemetery in Pepper Pike, OH. Nicholas is a 2013 Jewish Arts and Culture Lab Fellow, with work to included in a group exhibition at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood, OH, in May 2013. The Jewish Arts and Culture Lab's mission is to enable the Arts to be a Jewish source of inspiration and expression. The fellowship is made possible by generous support from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Mandel Jewish Community Center.

Made in Mourning brings death into light with its artwork installed in the two galleries of The Sculpture Center and within the grounds of the historic East Cleveland Township Cemetery. Meaningful mourning and the removal of the taboos of death can be integral to a happy and fulfilling life. Made in Mourning offers art as creative guides to the consideration of varied mourning practices in our contemporary times. The accompanying community outreach activities joyfully integrate death and cemeteries into life. Death Cafe gives both Lauren and Nicholas a chance to have conversations about death in a friendly and safe environment.

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