One Millions Bones FREE Bone Making Workshop Friday @ UNC Charlotte!
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Desiree Kane
wOOt! This looks fun and for a good cause! I nabbed the info off of TEDxCharlotte’s (an org the entire CLT Blog fam works probono for) Facebook page, then got the rest from UNC Charlotte. :
On October 7, the UNC Charlotte art department invites the public to participate in a bone-making workshop as part of the national initiative, One Million Bones. The One Million Bones project was launched by art activist and TED Fellow Naomi Natale to recognize the millions of victims killed or displaced by ongoing genocide and mass atrocities in Darfur, southern Sudan, Burma, and Congo. The project organizers have given a nationwide call to artists, activists, art educators, and communities in the United States to join them in creating one million bones with clay or other perishable material and in matching bones with dollars. In 2013, the organization will create an installation with the one million bones at the Washington Mall and funds raised will be sent to organizations involved in assisting the victims.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.”
With this phrase from 13th century Sufi poet Rumi at the center of the workshop, Jen Marlowe will lead students in an active and creative exploration of questions of community and identity. How is who you are connected to where you come from? What is your place in the world and in your community? What do you care about? Where is your “field?”
Four one-hour bone-making sessions will be held on October 7 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Each session is restricted to just 16 participants. Those interested in participating should contact Indrani Gall at [email protected] to register.