Running With Purpose
The following is an excerpt from Rising Hearts about the running club.
We are here to help cultivate meaningful relationships and partnerships. Meaning, Rising Hearts will help facilitate these conversations with individuals and companies that will put sponsorship and exclusivity aside, to support the community, our voices, lived experiences and more. We envision a world for the running and outdoor community, that is inclusive, accessible, supportive, safe, diverse, visible and equitable for
Indigenous, Black, brown, Asian, Muslim, Two Spirit, LGBTQ+, Non-binary kin, and people with disabilities. With the intentions and purpose set for this program, we have 30 Athlete Advocates part of the early development of this program to call for meaningful action and representation as companies steer the focus on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work. As many of us know, much is still missing from that work from these companies and brands. Rising Hearts hopes to connect our advocates with the companies
in this work, to amplify the heart work across our collective and be a voice at the table.
Luna City Ecosystems: Luna City 2175!
A collaborative textile workspace and creation led by Megan Driving Hawk. Working with fabric and found materials in values of gray, black, and green, residents and visitors to Luna City create various textures and spaces that visually resemble the moon, earth, and areas of habitation. "This collaborative textile work has become a ritual for inhabitants of Luna City to recognize where we've been, where we are, how we've lived, and where we are going. It's a history marker written by the people for the people that come after them." This piece begins the festival in multiple pieces and int he end the fiber labor of the audience is connected together to express the collective views about the mining of Shackleton Crater and the current day stars of lunar ecological thinking.
Kirksville Community Quilt
Each quilt made across time and culture tells a different story. The Kirksville Community Quilt tells the story of Kirksville through its history and people.
This project was conceptualized in light of the current political climate in order to bring people together under a shared interest of quilting, knitting, and crocheting. The quilt, which symbolically represents the all the diverse sub communities that make Kirksville, Missouri, will be displayed at Take Root Café once it is finished. Meetings currently take place every Tuesday from 4:15-6:15 at Take Root Café plus monthly skills share workshops. Please check the Take Root Café calendar for quilting skill share dates.
This project is complete.
Press: Quilt to sew together Heartland History
The Green Thumb Project
The installation of art in the Community Learning Garden is an ongoing process that is expected to conclude in the Spring of 2018. This process includes research on original habitants and settlers of the Northeast Missouri area, a community design charette, and community collaboration. The design of the pavilion columns was inspired by the probable original inhabitants the Missouria, the current location or the garden behind Ray Miller Elementary School, and the colors of the fence around the main garden area.
All of the art installed in the Learning garden area is done so with structured and unstructured public use of the space in mind.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to the installation of art in the Learning Garden space please use the contact form on this website to contact the artist.
This project is complete.
Park River Toolkit
The body of Nomad9/C1 functions as a collective of rivers, a Confluence. We each bring our own diverse experiences with water to this toolkit. Much like our veins feed our systems within, we bridge them through abundantly sharing resources. Our stories multiply and flow, carrying us.
We are committed to experiential understanding and knowledge building. Creating and distributing knowledge through exchanges based on listening, reciprocity, creative response, and our bodies become a source of knowledge. These actions function outside of our individual bodies, and on a collaborative, multigenerational scale.
Visit and contribute to the toolkit.
Over the Red Bridge: Photographs of Steer Creek