You are invited to join your fellow community leaders, designers, dreamers, artists, teachers, healers and innovators on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:45 am – 1:15 pm at Center for Design Innovation. This lunch gathering will be the first in a series of creative-brainstorming meetings led by Cheryl Schirillo. RSVPs are required by Monday by choosing “going” on our public Facebook event here, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this gathering is to take the first steps in generating ideas and planting positive seeds for our next, interactive public art installation. The Center for Design Innovation has graciously stepped forward to provide the space for the installation to be unveiled to the public in 2017.
TEDxGreensboro’s Inaugural Event
Imagination Installations on the TEDx Stage: Tuesday, April 16, one of our founding volunteers, Cyndi Briggs, stepped onto the TED Stage and delivered an awe-inspiring presentation about dreaming, heartbreak, risk taking and the power of imagination. She’s pictured here with Josephus III, another TED Speaker.
Here’s the video of Cyndi speaking on the TEDx Stage in Greensboro. People were laughing, gasping and drying their eyes at the end.
Dream Photos at TEDx
Dream Dancing with Sideshow Saturdays
1st Performance Art Installation for ii
Imagination Installations teamed up with The Sideshow Saturdays Project to enliven community dreams through interactive dance. The audience watched their dreams for the future move and unfold before their eyes as a group of dance artists transformed their “Imagine When…” statement into physical reality. Audience members also danced and experienced their dreams flowing through gestures, movement, spoken word and intention. The dream-dancing took place on the street in front of Golden Flower Tai Chi Center, next to Finnigan’s Wake, just down the street from the Summer on Trade, live music stage.
Dreaming for Mother Earth
Piedmont Earth Day Fair
For the past five years we have participating in the Piedmont Earth Day Fair. Hands on activities at our booth have included: creating nature mandalas, hanging dream leaves in the Tree of Life, and with the help of Flower Eagle Medicine Lodge, ceremonial dream seeding.
Reflecting On Dreams
Lobby of The Milton Rhodes Arts Center
In this interactive, public art installation,
viewers shared their “Imagine When… statement,
and explored what other community members
were creating in their lives.
Local Artist, Wren Wilson, designed this interactive public art installation for Imagination Installations and Associated Artists.
During River Run International Film Festival, April 16 through 26th we also collected and shared dreams inspired by the movies people are experiencing. Search #ImagineWhen to see photos and dream statements.
These interactive experiences took place inside the Milton Rhodes Arts Center on Spruce St (next to HanesBrands Theater).
“Often, it is up to us as individuals to make our own dreams come true. You can’t just wait around for something to happen. Rather than complaining or idle wistfulness, take steps to move towards the result you wish to see,” Wilson implores the viewer. “We must take it upon ourselves to make the change we wish to see in the world, no matter how great or small.” Read the rest of Wren’s artist statement here.
To see more photos of the installation and local dreamers visit our Facebook photo album here.
For Earth Day Fair 2012 Dream Tent Photos, go here.
The Imagination Design Marathon took place at SECCA on June 2. Over 40 artists, designers, community innovators and dreamers formed teams of five to brainstorm, sketch and imagine a permanent public art installation for downtown W-S that will collect and share our community’s dreams. Photos here. More Details here.
The Tunnel of Dreams, presented at Earth Day Fair on April 28, 2012. was our first interactive, public art installation (aka an Imagination Installation). To see photos of this first, interactive public art exhibit go here.