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"Memento Mori:" A meditation on mortality and memory

Change is an intrinsic part of life--and that includes our impermanence on this earth. Artists of all disciplines embrace mortality -- as well as themes of memory and transience -- in the first exhibit at The Parlor. The Parlor itself is in transition … from funeral home into exhibition space, on North Avenue in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District.

The exhibit is titled Memento Mori, Latin for objects or art that remind us of the inevitability of death, It features more than 50 works by a dozen artists.

We talk with Memento Mori’s curator, Catherine Borg and educator and multimedia artist Edgar Reyes, who is featured in the exhibit.

Links: The Parlor, Memento Mori exhibit, Memento Mori events.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'