STEVENS POINT, Wis. (February 23, 2017) -- The Stevens Point Sculpture Park will be hosting two events in the park to be held at the ‘Healing Labyrinth’ in the park. Labyrinth Talk and Walk will be held on Friday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m. and the World Labyrinth Day ‘Walk as One’ will be Saturday, May 6 at 1pm.
Labyrinth Talk and Walk
Friday, April 14, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
An interactive exploration of place at the labyrinth installed at the Park. This event will begin with a brief opening discussion introducing the labyrinth and labyrinth walking, and exploring the role of labyrinths as space, place, and in community placemaking. An open labyrinth walk will follow. Katja Marquart, UWSP professor of Interior Architecture who is a trained labyrinth facilitator, designer, and builder will present and lead the walk.
This event is part of ‘Expressions of Place’ is an interdisciplinary events series including performances, lectures, activities, community events and exhibitions…about our sense of ‘place.’ The events are funded through the UW-Stevens Point, College of Fine Arts and Communication COFAC Creates initiative and generous contributions by our sponsors. All of the events are free and open to the public.
World Labyrinth Day ‘Walk as One’
Saturday, May 6, 1:00 p.m.
To celebrate World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 6, the public is encouraged to attend. Be part of a rolling wave of peaceful energy as the earth turns. The ‘Walk as One’ will take place at 1:00 p.m. to bring a space of creativity, peace, health, and healing.
The Healing Labyrinth is a community project involving the artist and numerous groups from the surrounding area. The center of the labyrinth holds a symbolic “Tree of Life” to promote wisdom, along with ceramic birds created by children in the Stevens Point Area School District to create happiness and peace, and a bench made by a Boy Scout Troop 299 for reflection and meditation. The healing labyrinth was sponsored in part by Ministry Health Care behavioral and mental health services.
Walking through the labyrinth is a personal experience and involves three steps. Entering the labyrinth, you may walk slowly or quickly, run, skip, or dance to feel connected. Walking in lets go of problems and concerns, reaching the center calls for a time of meditation and prayer, and walking out symbolically takes the knowledge of what you received into the world.
Karolee Bulak, designer and builder of the Healing Labyrinth, is an Artist and Licensed Professional counselor who integrates art and positive psychology into her work. Katja Marquart, engaged in labyrinth-related activities for over 15 years, holds an MFA in Design Studies from UW-Madison and is a professor at UW-Stevens Point as well as Treasurer for the Labyrinth Society.
The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is an evolving living park. Art will be continually added each year through juried exhibitions, artist in residency programs and other events. The Stevens Point Sculpture Park, a twenty-acre site featuring woodlands, wetlands, ponds and prairie, is located on North Second Street on the Green Circle next to Zenoff Park, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The mission of the Stevens Point Sculpture Park is to provide a welcoming and accessible outdoor venue for environmental arts exhibitions, activities, and educational programs. The park is open to the public. For more information visit www.stevenspointsculpturepark.org.