Kitty Cunningham (mary_mayhem) wrote in labyrinthwalk,
Kitty Cunningham

ELEMENTS: A Labyrinth

JIC there is someone else in the middle of North Carolina on this list.

Conceived and directed by artist Bryant Holsenbeck

Everything is here forever

What do you do with the ELEMENTS of your life?

In collaboration with the Community Art Project Sponsored by the Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission and the Carrboro Art Committee (North Carolina)

This year's Community Art Project will be inaugurated with a public art event, "ELEMENTS: A Labyrinth," at Community Park in Chapel Hill on March 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The public is invited to help build a labyrinth out of natural materials salvaged from the Bolin Creek Greenway.

Labyrinths are simply winding patterns of concentric circles, designed to let one walk in a compact area while allowing the mind to relax and meditate. Hopi Medicine Wheels, Celtic labyrinths and Cretan labyrinths are all examples of this practice. In the middle ages, many cathedrals and churches had labyrinths embedded in their floors. They invite us on a journey of presence, allowing us to experience, on many levels, the mystery of which we are all a part.

The ELEMENTS labyrinth will invite participants to contemplate the lasting mark we make on our world. What do we do with the elements of our lives? If everything is here forever, how can we assure that our contributions are worthy? What elements do we use wisely and which do we squander?

Bring work gloves and a willing spirit to help build the labyrinth at Community Park on Estes Dr. in Chapel Hill on March 1, 2008. Wear long sleeves for best protection. Come anytime and stay as long as you wish. All ages are welcome. Rain date is Sunday, March 2.

For more information contact Steve Wright at 919-968-2749.
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