We're a part of Ganondagan's Earth Altars Community Project running through August 2021. Our Expanding the Field youth program and program coordinator Rashaad Parker created a beautiful Earth Altar representing their feelings about 2020 and heading into 2021 with strength, peace, and community themed motifs. You can visit our Earth Altar anytime the Center is open through August - just head up the stairs as you enter the building and follow the signs!
The Expanding the Field visual arts program at FCAC has joined with Ganondagan for an experience of collective healing, and renewal at the Ganondagan State Historic Site and at other Rochester Community organizations for the Earth Altar project.
Our altar incorporates the use of recycled materials, and found objects with a focus on, repurposing, sustainability, healing and solidarity amongst the community.
Ganondagan’s Earth Altar Project is designed to help build bridges between diverse communities and individuals in the Greater Rochester area by honoring life, death, sorrow, healing, and celebration. 2020 was a year unlike any other. It’s been one of the most eventful, unpredictable and challenging years in recent history. Although many of us would like to forget 2020, doing so would minimize our collective need to process what we have been through both collectively and individually. Our hope is that Ganondagan’s Earth Altar Project will provide safe spaces for us to connect, understand and process our individual and shared experiences, reflecting on the hurdles we’ve overcome, celebrating the joy, and looking forward to the possibilities of a better future.
To learn more about the project, where to find other community Earth Altars, or how to create your own Earth Altar, click here.
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