Cultural Initiatives

THE YEAR OF "OTHERNESS/TOGETHERNESS"

Each year we choose a theme. In 2015 it was Restoration, and indeed we spent the year in reconstruction and renovation. In 2016, the theme was Home, looking at what "belonging" may mean to us all. And now, in 2017 our theme is Otherness/Togetherness, and our programming reflects the many aspects of what it is to feel otherness, and to seek the ways to create commonality...and we'll do that with art, performance, conversation, and reflection.

THE CREATIVE PATH

Labyrinths have intrigued human populations for centuries, and Cerimon House introduces a large-scale floor labyrinth based on the historic Reims Cathedral pattern, with signature events & workshops for this working metaphor. Whereas mazes “amaze and confuse”, a labyrinth is a meditative path with a particular goal and an assured arrival point. Truly, the path is all.

We’ve created a walking path that finds a home in our main auditorium, and soon will travel for use in schools, spiritual & community centers, prisons & places of recovery.

THE CLOSELY KNIT PROJECT

Hand-knitted scarves are left in civic spaces, with a tag attached…and that tag may have brought you here. Or the scarf did. Or your story does. Whose scarf is this?  It’s yours…and was lovingly hand-knitted for you by a crafty person. And may it warm the cockles of your heart.

Send us a 200 word “yarn” of how this scarf came into your life, how it impacts your day, or tells a story of its own. We are eager to hear your tale. With thanks to our colleague Jennifer Le Blanc for introducing this project.