A Garden…That Healing Feeling


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May 07, 2022
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


The University of New Mexico, Art & Ecology, invites you to join them at the Albuquerque Museum Sculpture Garden (on Mountain Rd. and 20th St.) on Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m., for A Garden…That Healing Feeling, an eco-art installation designed by UNM Art & Ecology students and faculty of Creating Change. There will be a brief dance performance at 3:15 p.m. addressing inquiries around radical love, collective healing, and the transformative powers of plants to assist us in our efforts.

Following the performance, at 4 p.m., there will be a short public presentation in the Museum auditorium, Creating Unifying Healing Spaces: How Plants Can Stimulate Healing and Bring Communities Together. All events are free and open to the public.

We seek a bio-cultural connection, a conversation across and with and between species: how can we together know peace and healing? We ask how can sadness and worry be transformed, as seeds are transformed in the earth, as a flower can bear fruit? Can our collective tears become a soft rain that waters the flowers and the fruits?

With plants—as with people—we are deeply curious about how individual beings can maintain their unique identities while also becoming more unified, and in relationship and solidarity with each other. We, this small group of people of diverse backgrounds and disciplines, invite you to our site for the contemplation of peace and healing, and an earnest conversation with our larger ecological world.

Creating Change, Spring 2022 is Rae Bennu, Katie Cole, Emil Kennedy, Wendolyne Omana, Kara Tsikteris, Kitt Tudor, April Vihilidal, Morgan Watkins, and Tom Wilson. Instructor: Asha Canalos

With help from: Lazarus Sanchez, Xam E. Oaks, Ryan Henel, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Darrell Kundargi, and Dara Saville.




Asha Canalos