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Beauty in the Darkness: Crafting Earth Altars in Troubled Times, PORTLAND OR

  • River View Cemetery 0300 Southwest Taylors Ferry Road Portland, OR 97219 (map)

Join MorningAltars founder Day Schildkret & Life-Cycle Celebrant Holly Pruett for a day of beauty-making to honor the darkest season and the grief of these troubled times. Creating Earth Altars is an ancient practice found in many cultures to honor milestones, process hard emotion, connect with the land and ancestry, and just bring more beauty to our lives.

We'll gather for this rain-or-shine outdoor event at Portland's historic, nonprofit River View Cemetery, the region's leader in natural burial. Day will teach us his seven-step process to create impermanent earth altars, working with the land and found materials.

Spend the day in nature making art and meaning. Use your hands and creativity to express your emotions, intentions and blessings for the new year, and to ground the collective grief of these troubled times.

No experience necessary. Bring a sack lunch (or visit a Johns Landing business for lunch). Dress to be outdoors. In the unlikely event of extreme winter weather conditions, registrations will be honored at a springtime event.


Produced by the Death Talk ProjectHolly Pruett Life-Cycle CelebrantMorningAltars