The Ties That Bind Opening Reception
May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Staunton Innovation Hub
32 N Augusta St, Staunton, Virginia 24401
Join us at the Hub for the opening of “The Ties That Bind,” a Community Collaborative Art and Story project created by eco-artist and poet Amelia L. Williams, on Friday May 3rd at 5 PM. The project involves over 100 fabric braids created by community groups and individuals across Virginia to demonstrate their opposition to and messages about the unnatural gas pipelines proposed for our state. The braids are all joined together into one long strand that winds through and around structures symbolizing the different terrains and communities that would be, or already are being devastated. The braids demonstrate how our communities are bound together in our desire to protect our families, health, air, water, forests, and planet. Learn more: http://www.wildink.net/the-ties-that-bind.html
Also during May, come make your own braid to add to the installation! Bring scrap fabric, old clothes, curtains, etc. or use the provided fabric and contribute a few sentences about your braid and your protest story on Saturday, May 11th at 10 AM and Thursday, May 23rd at 6 PM.
Friends of Nelson welcomes event listings from all related groups who are working to oppose the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. To have your event listed on our calendar, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.