Monday, September 16, 2013

Images from civil rights 50 years forward Space One Eleven Wreath Ceremony

The downtown art gallery Space One Eleven will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing by shrouding the façade of its building and displaying a funerary wreath, and is asking for your participation.
Written responses to the questions, "1963: Where Were You?" and "2013: Where Are You Now?" will be placed on the wreath for a ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The wreath, titled "Bundled Flights of Words and Hope," was created by UAB art professor Doug Baulos, and honor students will perform the wreath laying ceremony. The display will remain until Friday, Sept. 20.
The gallery has forms available for the responses, or you may submit your own on a piece of paper no larger than 8½ x 5½ inches. You may place your response on the building's shroud at the ceremony, or in Space One Eleven's mail slot at 2409 Second Ave. North and the gallery will place it on the shroud for you.