Artes y Artesanias

Healing through the Arts

Eyes Wide Open: Michigan

Revisioning Eyes Wide Open – Michigan

This memorial to those who died as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has been under the care of Red Cedar Friends (Quaker) Meeting in Lansing since 2004.  The original exhibit included a pair of boots representing each Michigan soldier, marine, and other military personnel whose life ended in these two nations.  It also incorporated shoes and name tiles representing civilian death.  Memorabilia donated by family, friends, and others also were carefully preserved.

The large exhibit traveled to fourteen sites around the state oer the course of ten years.  Red Cedar Friends chose to downsize it in 2014 to more easily transport this evocation of The Human Costs of War. 


Click below to read captions from the albums:

Red Cedar Friends on January 10, 2015


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