By the minneapolis egotist / /
Peace Paper, a Minneapolis-based non-profit initiative with a mission to inspire people to make their world kinder and more peaceful, invites Twin Cities residents to the grand unveiling of a collaborative art installation in downtown Minneapolis.
The one-of-a-kind, installation, which has been created from approximately 2,000 origami doves by community members through a partnership with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), will be unveiled on Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Open Book. Attendees are encouraged to fold their own doves using Peace Paper, crowd-sourced wrapping paper comprised of unique visions of peace submitted by the public, to make their own contribution to the installation.
“This is a meaningful way of combining art with purpose,” said MCBA Artist Programs Manager Sarita Zaleha. “We share a similar goal of empowering our community through art, so we are happy to provide a space where people from all ages and experience levels can come together to create something beautiful and inspiring.”
The first 50 attendees will also receive a free roll of Peace Paper, which is available for purchase online. Peace Paper allocates 100 percent of profits toward funding peace education in public schools.
“Peace Paper encourages people, artistic or not, to express what peace means to them in a creative way,” said Lucia Peterson, a Periscope creative and Minneapolis resident who has been instrumental in supporting the cause. “The movement also helps drive important conversation on what peace means in our community.”
This kid-friendly event is free and open to the public. For more information about Project Peace Paper and its impact, visit www.projectpeacepaper.com.