Presented by Center for the Arts
Walking Each Other Home
A community literary and visual art installation
Opening June 29
Center for the Arts, Glenwood Street Lobby
Curated by writer Connie Wieneke
“We are all just walking each other home” - Ram Dass
The Center will host a reception for Walking Each Other Home, a collaborative literary and visual arts installation, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM on Wednesday, June 29, in the Glenwood Street lobby area. A public reading will take place at 6:30 PM and will feature poets and artists speaking about their work.
Walking Each Other Home is curated by local writer Connie Wieneke. "For five or six years, I have been thinking about the various meanings of this one sentence, 'We are all just walking each other home'," she explained. "It can be taken literally or figuratively, which gives it great strength and flexibility. I wanted to see what artists and writers would do together with those words."
To that end, Wienkeke invited artists and writers with a strong connection to Jackson to create a piece of art interpreting what it means to "walk each other home." Ram Dass, also known as Baba Ram Dass, was an American spiritual teacher, psychologist, and author. He is best known for Be Here Now, a book published in 1971 that popularized yoga and Eastern spirituality in this country.