Calling all artists (and non-artists too)!
Virginia Beach Art Center is trying to get 1000+ people to participate in The Feather Project, a nationwide community art exhibition. The Art Center is installing the feathers in November for its Aware 2022 exhibition.
The Feather Project is a community art installation that is designed to bring awareness to the Indian Boarding Schools that Native American children were forced to attend over more than a century in the US. You may have seen a lot of press about this lately, as the Pope was recently in Canada, issuing an apology for the Catholic Church’s role in the boarding school program there.
The US had over 400 of these schools and still no one knows exactly how many children attended them. The schools were rife with abuse and neglect, and many many children went missing or died without their families ever learning of their fate. The Feather Project honors the lost children and lost generations due to these schools.
Will you help spread the word? Please share this widely!
Help us reach our goal of 2,000 feathers!