Death Cafe

Everyone is welcome to come to talk about life and death at the upcoming Death Cafe at the Davis Cemetery & Arboretum on Saturday, May 14th 1:30-3:30pm. Every Death Cafe provides a new opportunity to meet with others and each has been unique experience. A Death Cafe provides an open, respectful and friendly atmosphere where people can express views about death, dying and life. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. There is no program, agenda or speaker.

Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends and contribute to the potluck.Cake and other refreshments will be served. Space and hospitality will be provided by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis and the Davis Cemetery District.

Learn more at www.deathcafe.com or contact Laura Thompson of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis at campusministry@uudavis.org or 530-753-2581, ext. 202 or Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org and www.daviscemetery.org

 

Death Cafe

Charlie Schneider “Still, in the End” at Gallery 1855

Davis born artist Charlie Schneider exhibition Still, In The End will be held at the Davis Cemetery District and it’s onsite gallery. This mixed media exhibition will involve sculpture, photography, installation and nature from April 30-May 30, 2016. The major themes of this exhibition relate to ideas of community and death and how our ideas of death inform the manner in which we choose to live our lives. The exhibition will run throughout the month of May and there will be a special free artist reception held April 30, 2016 from 1-4:00pm.
Charlie Schneider was born and raised in Davis, California and is now a Los Angeles-based, multi-disciplinary artist. His work integrates elements of ecological, scientific, social, collaborative, and public practices in a wide range of media, including ceramics, sculpture, installation, photography, drawing, and performance. The heart of his artistic practice centers on notions of impermanence and of human relationships to and within place. Schneider has shown work in galleries, outdoor public art exhibitions, and alternative spaces in Europe, Australia, Japan and the United States, and has permanent public installations in Davis, California and Marfa, Texas. Recent residencies include the Kala Institute in Berkeley, Eastside International in Los Angeles, and the Vermont Studio Center. His awards include the 2011 Damien Courtney Young Sculptor Prize at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, in Sydney, Australia, and various awards from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts.
As part of this exhibition the artist invites those who have lost partners or spouses and intend to be interned together at the Davis Cemetery to a special artist-designed event at the Davis Cemetery and Arboretum on April 30, 2016 at 10:30 am. The event is intended to be a gathering to discuss and share stories of both the good and the difficult of love, companionship, and loss, as part of a wider exhibition at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery. Modeled on Richard Long’s seminal piece, A Line Made by Walking (1967) the artist would walk back and forth to create a temporary line tangential to the circle. Visitors would be invited to also create their individual tangent lines, symbolic of their unique linear paths that are nevertheless part of the whole—just as a many tangent lines can create a circle. Please RSVP by April 25th if you wish to participate.

The cemetery grounds are open to the public from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. The onsite gallery is open Monday through Friday 9-3:00pm. For more information please visit www.daviscemetery.org

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting April 20, 2016

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:                           04-20-2016                            

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: March 16, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements: February 2016

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

  • Report of Finance Committee re: FY16-17 Fees & Budget
  • Consider reverting Office Manager position back to original full-time status effective FY16-17 and retaining Ann McKay in that position
  • Disposal of wood chipper, tamper, other equipment not in use

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Ann McKay, Office Manager.

Anne Miller “Botanicals” at Gallery 1855

 

Gallery 1855 is pleased to present the abstract photography of artist Anne Miller. Anne’s vibrant, colorful rare prints will be exhibited throughout the month of April with a special artist reception April 10th from 1-4:00pm. Light refreshments will be served during the event. Anne has a unique ability to use her camera lens to abstract subjects from their familiar settings and to emphasize the shapes, textures, patterns and colors that interest her. By exploring only a portion or detail of an object taken out of its larger context, she can see it from a fresh perspective without preconceptions about a subject’s nature and the resulting image.

Her latest series of limited edition prints “Botanicals” captures the wealth of interesting surfaces and colors of nature. Anne’s work reflects the life and fascinating patterns the world. In “Botanicals” she combines the elements of water, reflective distortion, transparency and selective focus to bring out new mysterious interpretations. She brilliantly captures the earthy color palettes and vibrant hues only found in nature. Limited edition prints will be for sale by the artist. More information about the artist can be found at https://www.annemillerphotography.com/.

Gallery 1855 is available for viewing Monday through Friday 9-3:00pm with opening reception held second Sunday 1-4:00pm.

 

Positive Reflections: From Combat to Community Group Exhibition

Positive Reflections: From Combat to Community Group Exhibition

Exhibition March 2, 2015-March 31, 2015

Opening Reception with Community Band and Poetry Reading March 13th 1-4:00pm

Group exhibition featuring Veterans from Yolo County.

Davis Cemetery District in partnership with Yolo Arts will host “Positive Reflections” a group art exhibition featuring art in all mediums from service members from all branches of the military. Positive Reflections explores the veteran experience and celebrates the transition of our service people from combat to civilian life. The exhibition will run from March 2-March 28, 2016 at the onsite cemetery gallery, Gallery 1855. A special reception will include a thrilling performance by the Yolo Community Band, posting of the colors and poetry reading. This art experience was funded by the Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA), a pilot grant program of the California Arts Council. A special thanks to Yolo County Veterans Services.

A Traveling Art Exhibit Inspired and 
Created by Veterans.

MARCH 13

Gallery 1855 (at Davis Cemetery) • 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

AndyJones
1:00-1:30PM  Poetry Reading by Dr. Andy Jones, Poet Laureate of Davis and UC Davis faculty member.  Andy will read a poem he wrote specifically for this project entitled
“In the Almond Orchard”
wdld comm band
1:30-2:15PM Musical performance
by the Yolo Community Band
led by Artistic Director, Bobby Rogers
DavisGallery1855
1-4PM
Art Exhibit reception and refreshments
This event is FREE and open to the public.  Positive Reflections 
is funded by Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA), 
a pilot grant program of the California Arts Council
This art experience is brought to you by Yolo Arts

February Board Meeting Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:               02-17-2016                             

Time:              4:00 PM         

Location:  820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: December 23, 2015 and January 20, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence:  None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements: October & November 2015

 

Old Business:

 

  • Office Manager Staffing Plan
  • Bike Path

 

New Business:

 

  • Swinehart-Marker Height Fee Waiver Request

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Ann McKay, Offi

Veterans

Veterans

The Davis Cemetery welcomes veterans. Graveside services of any length with full military honors may be held here.

Plots in special veteran areas are made available for no cost on an “at need” basis to qualified veterans upon verification by the Veterans Service Office (120 W. Main St. Suite “A”, Woodland) ph.406-4850. Please note: veteran plots are “at need” only. There is no “reserving” of plots for future use.

Interment for the veteran’s spouse into the SAME plot is permitted.

Decedent family/friends are responsible for payment of opening/closing fees, purchase of vault for casket burials, fees for spouse’s interment, and setting fees for military markers.

Veteran markers are provided at no cost through the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. In veteran areas, only flush military markers no larger than 12″ X 24″ are permitted. Veteran cremation plots are restricted to a single military marker of granite on which spouse may also be listed.** Marker settings with 2″ concrete borders will be permitted on casket plots only. A second flush 12″ X 24″ marker for spouse is permitted on casket plots only. All fees associated with second marker must be paid by family and/or friends.

Veterans buried in areas other than veteran areas may have upright military markers.

**Veteran cremains shall be placed in the left half of the plot, spouse’s cremains in the right half, as marker is read.

Green Burial

Green Burial

WHAT IS A GREEN BURIAL? The intention of a green burial is to hasten the return of the body to the natural world and to integrate the remains within the cycles of nature. The body is not embalmed. Any wrap or container/casket is made of biodegradable material such as wood, wicker, or natural fiber.

WHAT IS THE GREEN BURIAL PROCESS? The body or container is lowered onto the earth at the bottom of the grave. Earth is then packed directly around and over the body or container instead of using a traditional cement vault or grave liner. The Davis Cemetery District places a vault lid on the packed dirt above the body and then puts more dirt on top of the lid in order in ensure that the grave site remains flat and stable for the weight of the memorial marker and of our mowers and other equipment.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE GREEN BURIAL OPTION? The Davis Cemetery District offers the green burial option for either single or companion interment. In the case of a companion green burial, the District will use a separate vault lid on the packed dirt above each body.

Embalmed bodies and/or those in non-biodegradable caskets, such as metal, are not eligible for the green burial option. Green burial is not an option for the second interment into a companion plot in which a companion vault is already in place.

 

For a full list of services go here

 

February Exhibition Ben Tuason “Davis Shopscapes”

Ben Tuason introduces his latest works “Davis Shopscapes” at Gallery 1855 (820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA) throughout the month of February. A special artist reception will be held Sunday, February 14, 2015 from 1-4:00pm. This exhibition is a collection of well-studied photographs of the evolving cityscape of downtown Davis, California. Ben Tuason has received great recognition for his work including Best of Show, First Place, Architecture Category, and First Place, Black and White category in the 2013 City of Davis Photography Contest.

Having lived in larger metropolises the majority of his life, Ben became drawn to the unpretentious, small-town feel of the Davis downtown. His ongoing photography study reflects the landscape of the evolving city. “It’s changing fast, in just the four or so years that I has lived here, many establishments have gone and new ones have taken their place” Ben commented. This series will serve as documents of a past era and the incredible growth of the dynamic city.

The artist will be selling a presentation of a folio of 8.5” x11” prints of the exhibited work. The fine-art Giclée prints are on acid-free, fiber-based exhibition quality paper, individually custom-printed and signed by the photographer.

BEN TUASON

While studying architecture, Ben Tuason was heavily influenced by the works of traditional masters of the black-and-white street genre. Coming to America in the mid-80’s, he gave up architecture to write pioneering software for the then-emerging personal computer. Through these careers, photography was always with him—sometimes as leisure pursuit, sometimes as therapy, very often as passion.

The exacting discipline of software programming, together with traditional film photography and processing, helped shape his deliberate and methodical compositional approach while his architectural background fostered a keen appreciation for the built environment and urban-centric photograph.

Varsity

Marker Height Surcharge

DAVIS CEMETERY DISTRICT
MARKER HEIGHT SURCHARGE

Effective January 1, 2014

Marker Mandatory Height
Height Base Width Surcharge  Endowment
Flush N/A $0 $0
6″ 14″ $190 $50
12″ 14″ $380 $100
18″ 14″ $570 $150
24″ 14″ $760 $200
30″ 14″ $950 $250
36″ 14″ $1,140 $300
42″ Pre-approval required by Superintendent $1,330 $350
48″ $1,520 $400
54″ $1,710 $450
60″ $1,900 $500
60″+ See Superintendent
Monument lengths:   Single plots 28″    Side-by-Side plots 36″
NOTE: Monuments higher than 48″ not allowed on companion crypt plots
We accept checks, money orders, VISA and MC.
Joseph Cattarin, Superintendent
Davis Cemetery District PH:  530-756-7807
820 Pole Line Rd. FAX: 530-756-7850
Davis CA 95618 cemetery@dcn,org
www.daviscemetery.org