Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Happy Halloween!

This coming weekend we celebrate another turn of the Wheel of Life on October 31 - whatever it's called - Samhain, All Hallow's Eve or Halloween

188 Galerie window display for Halloween 2015

Whether celebrated traditionally or commercially, pagan or Christian, old or new world - the occasion marks the end of harvest season and is the harbinger of winter coming. 

So let us make hay and be jolly! Let's celebrate a fruitful bounty!

Fall in the Appalachians

Samhain is the time when cattle were brought back down from the summer pastures and when livestock were slaughtered for the winter. As at Beltane, special bonfires are lit - deemed to have protective and cleansing powers with attendant rituals to invoke them. The traditions and importance of Halloween vary greatly wherever it is observed.

A gathering of druids at Stonehenge

Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating and the related "guising", attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, playing pranks, divination games, haunted attractions, telling scary stories, watching horror films, lighting candles and visiting the dead.

Pumpkin Patch

At 188 Galerie on 188 Lafayette Street in New York City, NY all our big bones are up and out on display - ready to shake, rattle and roll.

"Big Bones" & "Skeletons" posters by Charles Lahti Studio

A curated selection of greeting cards and limited edition handmade silkscreen prints are available for sale to our customers for decoration, gift wrap and holiday cheer.

"Quote the raven, Nevermore!" poster by Charles Lahti Studio

These hand silk screened prints serve well as a poster, framed art, or creative gift wrap. 

This darkly romantic sheet features a raven surrounded by a swirling motif of angels in black ink on kraft paper. 

"Silver Trees" poster by Charles Lahti Studio

These stark trees flushed across a leaden sky are hauntingly beautiful. Hand silk screened silver ink on black paper.

Should your preference be for animals, we have more Charles Lahti prints available for you. 

Anatomical Illustrations

Vintage Images

Coven of Owls

Most fun of all is our collection of human skeleton prints.

Happy Halloween!