The Beings have had a busy year. There were two overlapping exhibitions in Saskatoon at the Saskatchewan Craft Council – February 25th to April 1st and the Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon where there was also a workshop and 11 more Beings were added to the collection.
Immediately after that All Beings Confluence was installed on Gabriola Island, BC as part of their Isle of the Arts Festival from April 6 – 16th. Another collection of Beings were created there. There was also a very exciting panel discussion on Art as a Form of Creative Activism.
This fall there is a two month installation of the Beings at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse in Monroe, Michigan, as well as another installation at the Springbank Retreat Center for Eco-Spirituality & the Arts in South Carolina.
Sr. Gail Worcelo from the Green Mountain Monastery in Vermont has become an enthusiastic supporter of All Beings Confluence and has taken a collection of Beings with her on her world travels. This year she has been to New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and several other locations in the United States. In previous years she has taken other collections to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Peru. I will be sending her yet another different collection for the upcoming year.
The Beings are becoming world travellers. Since 2010 when All Beings Confluence was first conceived, the collection has grown to over 350 beings and been experienced by over 17,000 people in over 40 installations.
All Beings Confluence continues to grow.
The next event is being sponsored by the Black Gold Quilt Patch in Leduc, AB in conjunction with their quilt show on October 13th – 14th at the Leduc Recreation Centre. For more information go to the Black Gold Quilt Patch Guild Facebook page.