‘Days of Dead’ at Meek Mansion

There’s a lot of neat stuff over at the Meek Mansion, the site of “The Art of Remembrance: Days of the Dead 2009,” an exhibit that kicks off with a Saturday event. In addition to the works mentioned in our article that ran today and Phil Long’s amazing tribute to four fallen Oakland police officers, there’s a columbarium entry that we are particularly fond of.

Mary Ann Davis created this, depicting the death of her obsession with collecting newspapers. A cover-to-cover reader, she would hoard the papers in her living room.

“Always local papers — the Daily Review,” she wrote in an artist statement. “I could toss a San Francisco Chronicle in a heartbeat.”

What’s not to love about that? Bravo, Mary Ann Davis!

Eric Kurhi