OPENING TONIGHT - My exhibition at the @thesatanictemple 's Salem Art Gallery's, "Sanguine Spring", for those in the Salem area all are welcome to join the the Temple "festivities'' and check out the show (for anyone who can't make it tonight, show runs through April). Has anyone else heard the rumor that "nudity is encouraged"? I guess we'll see.
The Satanic Temple Salem, Salem Art Gallery with Vincent Castiglia presents; Sanguine Spring. "Sanguine Spring"
The Romans viewed February as a time of purification and honoring one's ancestors. Ritualized bloodletting, purging, and celebrations of opulent excess often accompanied observances such as Lupercalia, Parentalia, and Feralia in February to expel the vestiges of winter.
Vincent Castiglia’s art, created with human blood, is it’s own ritual of bloodletting and embodies personal, emotional, and creative purification. Join us on February 18th, 8-11pm for the opening of “Sanguine Spring", a selection of large-scale paintings and sculpture by the world-renowned painter.
Salem Art Gallery is the headquarters and cultural center of The Satanic Temple. The Satanic Temple facilitates the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty. While Vincent’s does not identify as a Satanist, or with any other one School of esoteric or religious thought, he understands the aims of the Temple as a progressive ideology with a positive message and intent aimed at the healing of particular social ills.
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