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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Photos: We are One Community at Grey Park

Some images from the We Are One Community Event at Grey Park on April 21, 2013

People are invited to treasure hunt for fabric at Main Street merchant stores, and then tie them to a fabric bridge

All ages participated and not everyone hung fabric just on the bridge frame.

Indira Johnson's Buddha head was on display as part of the 10,000 Ripples project and some kids strung yarn from the bridge to the Buddha head to include making a village of fabric creatures at the base. Fun.

This event was sponsored by Open Studio Project, Albany Care, Main Street Merchants Association, Evanston Community Foundation, Ten Thousand Ripples and Changing Worlds.

Ten Thousand Ripples (TTR) is a collaborative public art, civic engagement and peace project. It uses art as a catalyst to foster dialogue about peace and non-violence and create innovative solutions to address contemporary social issues. Through TTR, artists, neighborhood leaders, and residents are at the heart of community-driven planning and public involvement efforts. At the center of TTR are 100 fiberglass and resin Buddha sculptures designed by Indira Johnson and installed in sites in 10 Chicago area neighborhoods. The locations are chosen by stakeholders in each community who are also planning and implementing related artistic programming.


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