Painting for Peace

I just discovered this event planned for 21 September:


It is held at St. George Episcopal Church, Maple Valley
24219 Witte Road S.E., Maple Valley, WA 98038

From the diocesan events page and St. George’s web page:
Saturday, September 21, in celebration of the UN International Day of Peace. Weather permitting, artists may arrange themselves at our beautiful outdoor labyrinth (rain location in the church) any time between 10 am and 5 pm as they create their visions of Peace in our world.

Our annual event begins at 10 a.m. with all interested artists in the area asked to spend a day creating artwork depicting their interpretation of what the Day of Peace means to them in our world. At 5 p.m. artists are invited to an artists forum to discuss and answer questions about their artwork. An auction will follow at 6 p.m for artists who would like to offer the proceeds or a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork to the Maple Valley Food Bank.

The first 100 persons attending will receive a Peace Dove lapel pin. In 1981 the United Nations announced by proclamation that all nations should honor the Day of Peace here after on September 21.

I have sketched the labyrinth there before.  I’m sure of it.  I have a vivid memory of doing so.  But I cannot find a scan of the sketch.

Well, here is a photo



About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to Painting for Peace

  1. Rosemary Nelson says:

    Oh, that sounds so awesome!! I won’t be here but am going to make a note of the church and labyrinth for future reference!

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