Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cairn & Cloud at the Oak Park Art League

Opening tomorrow—along with the "Behind the Wall" exhibition at the Oak Park Art League—is an installation directed by Corinne D. Peterson. The installation—referred to as the Cairn Project—focuses attention on the collective expression of trauma transitioning to hope. Created within workshops directed by Peterson, the participants consisting of adults, teens and children, produce "rocks" and "cloud pieces" during Shaping Life Workshops. The concept is to create clay rocks incorporating memories of trauma and porcelain tokens to represent the inner light. The installation presents the two formats together as metaphor for the transition and transformation of experiences as a collective healing. The imagery is beautiful.

Join me at the Opening Reception, tomorrow from 7-9pm. The Cairn & Cloud installation will be on view through November 4th. The Oak Park Art League is located at 720 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois. Learn more about the Cairn Project at

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