Tuesday, June 1, 2010

knitnotwar 1,o0o (complete)

viewing and reception: June 3, 2010 from 7-9pm in the lobby of the Ace Hotel at 1022 SW Stark

Knitnotwar 1,o0o—a public art installation displaying a thousand knit cranes, celebrating the quiet logic of peace. More than a hundred artists contributed to knitting one thousand origami style cranes, to be displayed through the weekend of June 3rd in the lobby of Ace Hotel in Portland, Oregon. See the installation and join us for green tea and snacks in the lobby of Ace Hotel on First Thursday, June 3rd from 7-9pm.

The origami crane is an international symbol of peace, due to the hopeful and heroic story of Sadako Sasaki. Sadako died of Leukemia after exposure from US atom bombings of Hiroshima in 1945. Believing a Japanese legend that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will be granted a wish, Sadako hoped to get well. She completed over 1,000 folded cranes before dying on October 25, 1955 at the age of 12. Thousands of artists, children, religious groups, and other organizations commit to folding strands of a thousand cranes every year to express their commonality in belief of banning nuclear weapons-- their solidarity for peace.

knitnotwar 1,0o0 contributers:

Georgia Lee Hussey
Gina Tichener
Guinevere Cuthbert
Vienna Cuthbert
Octavia Cuthbert
Zavan Cuthbert
Cindy Abernethy
Bethany Pratt
Meg Kelly
Tonya Willis
Marilyn Kontz
Carson Ellis
Jori McKeel
Seann McKeel
Nancy Skinner
Amee Bahr
Anne Allen
Monica Saur
Anna Kitchin
Sarah Murphy
Ellen Harpin
Lise Mendel
Connie Rasmussen
Susan St. Aubon
Kate Wilbanks
Becky Williams
Jean Bond-Slaughter
Larissa Brown
Theresa Stein
Brenda Jansgard
Michelle Gibson
Eva Berghall
Marleigh Mathiot
Patti Hodges
Stacy Klaus
Peggy Piers
Ann Fitzgibbon
Blair Stewart
Ellen Dishman
Sonya Artis
Celeste Douville
George Duvoisin
Christine Rutan
Noriko Kawakami Rutan
Monica Teem
Leslie Sudock
Lorell Miller
Jenn Burch
Patti Burch
Linea King
Barb Swanner
Pamela Munro
Becky Williams
Ginny Stay
Mary McKenzie
Maureen Parolini
Francis Jane Baker
Gretchen Smith
Anne Meixner
Edina Tien
Shanta Schriever
Denise Phillips
Lucy Holmes
Rebecca Swanner
Jodi Kansagor
Mary Bowman-Kruhn
Kurt B Reighley
Adelle Tilton
Barbara White
Karen Reitz
Christine Austin
Amy Klatt
Suzy Holland
Louise Guerin
Jenn Jarvis
Amy Kelly
Wendy Jones
Robin Sappington
Mary Ann Brennan
Tami Hawes
Liz Baker
Alice Burnham
Michelle Bradley
Gray Sea Pietrok
Sarah Dykes
Karen Lauterwasser

Nancy Wentworth and the children of Two Rivers Montessori School

The Knitters of Lint
The Knitters of Tangle
The Knitters of Close Knit
The Knitters of Knit Purl

*if you contributed to the project and do not see your name here/or there is a correction, please write: knitnotwar@gmail.com


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