Another Art Installation Goes Vertical to Celebrate Alternative Currency

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To celebrate the launch of Sarasota´s new alternative currency, the Common Wealth Time Bank, ¨The Economics of Happiness Summit¨ on Labor Day will also feature the installation of the next incarnation of The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path. Initiated last year at Bradenton´s ArtSlam, The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path is a collaborative, mobile installation art gallery. Comprised of steps drawn from a variety of cultural paradigms, The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path is designed to serve as a portrait of the community. Initially developed as a walking labyrinth with forty steps, future installations will be more interactive, including vertical frames that serve as walls by incorporating already produced steps and blank canvases woven together with recycled wiring.

The purpose of each installation is to inspire artists to take a blank canvas home and create their own work of art based upon the underlying theme of the step it represents. Because the canvases are held into the frames with wire, they are easily removable, making the entire installation convertible and ever-changing. The entirety of the project utilizes as many found objects and recycled resources as possible to also inspire ingenuity, sustainability, and resourcefulness.

The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path is also designed to stimulate the local economy. Contributors to the project will be paid in time dollars through the Common Wealth Time Bank, and selected installations will include live and silent auctions for monetary compensation. ¨The Economics of Happiness Summit¨ will be on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 from 1pm to 7pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota.

To participate in The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path, contact Steve McAllister at inkensoul@gmail.com.

For more information on the Common Wealth Time Bank, go to www.CommonWealthTimeBank.com.

For more information on The Economics of Happiness Summit,¨ go to http://transitionsarasota.org/events/summit.

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