Corinne D. Peterson – August 2015

Cairn and Cloud

Cairn and Cloud II


Cloud Tokens of Light


Cairn rocks

Body Compass Dance Project, August 8

Body Compass Dance Project, August 8


Cairn and Cloud II,
a collective expression of trauma and hope

This work is a collaboration by Corinne D. Peterson, director of the Cairn Project; Marsha Baker, co-director; and workshop participants.

The rocks and cloud pieces in Cairn and Cloud were carved and shaped by adults, teenagers and children who participated in Shaping Clay, Shaping Life workshops. They shaped the clay rocks to incorporate their memories of trauma, and created the porcelain “tokens of light” to represent their inner beauty. Viewed together, the dark rocks and white cloud stand for transformation of individual experiences of loss into a collective expression of healing.

Reception and Performance, Saturday, August 8th,

4 to 6 pm,
free and open to the public
BodyCompass Dance Project, directed by Sarah Gottlieb, performs Tones of Belonging during the reception—in, behind and in front of the window.

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In the News

Art on Armitage was named as the second of 5 best window galleries in Chicago by New City News in their end of year edition on Dec 22. Who knew I had competition? I certainly have been at this the longest, since 2003.