Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mystery Skull by RK Schlueter

Oil on 10x12" panel. Mystery Skull is one in my ofrenda series that will be on display at 208 C Street hall gallery in Eureka for October Arts Alive!. The exhibit will run for two months and feature works by over twenty local artists. The show was proposed by Lida Pekova. Day of the Dead: Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed on. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. Traditions connected with the holiday include building altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, candles, Marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and often visiting graves with these as gifts. If you would like to contribute artwork or put an offering on the alter contact Rachel Schlueter or come to the reception- Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1st 6-9:00p.


  1. That texture underneath is so spooky! It looks like worms or snakes!

    Just saw your show at the Morris Graves today. It looked great! Especially the large ones, What an impact!!

    Miss painting with you!

  2. thanks Steve and Andrew. I thought the same as you about the surface. Thank you for looking at the exhibit. I miss painting you you too, that was really very good to do.

  3. What an interesting combination. Beautiful and cryptic at the same time.