A community art project for the Bayou St John community, to create a space of solace, healing and reflection in the wake of the BP Oil Spill, and to honor lost life.
WHEN: Friday, June 19th and/or Friday, June 26th Meet at Fairgrinds Coffee House to create your clay Spirit Vessel with guidance from local artist Jane Hill. Prayers and small animals also will be created.
Sunday June 27th 8:00 pm Meet at the banks of Bayou St John, at the Bridge opposite Cabrini. In a simple ceremony, the unfired clay Vessels created by the community will be lighted and released into the water of the bayou, carrying our intentions and wishes for the Gulf’s restoration before they dissolve and go back to nature. Participation and performance from local musicians and poets will take place.
Note: All materials used in this community project are biodegradable and will not damage the bayou in any way. Please note that this event is not a protest or demonstration space. Children are encouraged to participate, but parents should know this is not designed as a children’s clay class or art project. Rain Date is Monday June 28th at 8 pm