On February 7, 2013, we hosted “Create Your Own Personal Prayer Labyrinth: Pilgrimage on Canvas.” Participants used the labyrinth to explore colors, symbols, and images of personal significance, and with guidance, expressed these on a 60-inch hemmed cotton canvas to create a personal-size piece of walkable art suitable for display, large enough to walk, and small enough to fit in any home. The class was led by Lisa Gidlow Moriarty, an artist, spiritual director, and labyrinth maker, who has a passion for creating labyrinths and leading others in the spiritual art of creation.
Founded in 2009, A Peace of My Mind is a multimedia art project that fosters public dialogue about issues related to conflict resolution, civic responsibility, and peace. With black and white portraits and oral histories, over fifty subjects describe what peace means to them, how they work toward it in their lives, and some of the obstacles they encounter.
“Adelitas” refers to archetypal women warriors who cooked, cared for the wounded, and fought during the Mexican Revolution. This exhibit will showcase the women soldiers in our lives — women who need no praise or recognition, women who shift the world manually by their powerful hearts and gentle touch.
The purpose of the exhibit, titled “I’m Still Here,” is to show the humanity of the patients and their need for compassionate care at many levels. In addition, the photographs and poems serve to educate the public about dementia, to celebrate the dignity of those afflicted by it and to honor their caregivers.