MEDICINE WHEEL APPEAL
DECEMBER 1st 2012
For centuries the beauty of art has celebrated life, honored the dead, and impacted those left behind. We see ourselves, and the ghosts of our loved ones, in memorials like the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. Art is often the threshold into timeless events that chart the human heart and soul.
In 2012, Medicine Wheel has continued to use art as a conduit for entering communities in need and helping them to heal. At MWP, as artists, as humanitarians, as an organization, we strive to create a brave new normal, a normal where all voices are honored, all skin colors embraced, all religions sacred, all opinions respected, all hopes ordained, all freedoms preserved, all dreams dreamt. I used to think that asking for money was the most difficult part of these projects. I now realize that it is an invitation for people to become part of something bigger, a truth that sets people – and keeps people – free. Read More!
On August 28, 2013, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech by encircling the beacon on Castle Hill at Pleasure Bay with our signature Medicine Wheel Productions parchment and pine lanterns. We anticipate that to go this distance will take thousands of lanterns and will necessarily be a result of an effort made by that many or more Boston residents in honoring King’s legacy of inclusion. The event, which we are calling “Beacon to the Dream,” will also be an invitation for artists from all over Boston to become part of an evening long program that will further articulate our mission. Read more about the Beacon to the Dream Proposal
A Rainbow Ritual to Honor All Souls
A Participatory Arts Ceremony
NOVEMBER 2nd 2012
Many indigenous cultures and [ancient] societies honor the winter solstice with a festival or celebration of light—All Souls Day, Yalda, Day of the Dead, as we descend into the time of the year with the least amount of sunlight. This is also a time that people have traditionally celebrated or offered prayers for the care of the souls of ancestors and their safe crossing into Light. We invite everyone from all paths to bring your way and/or an exploratory heart to a common celebration of ancestry, soul and light. Learn more here >>