Tapestry for Peace on display in Salida

The Tapestry for Peace, created in 2006 through the efforts of the Denver Branch, NLAPW, is on display until October 2 at the Salida SteamPlant in downtown Salida, Colorado.

The display is jointly sponsored by the Central Colorado Humanists and the Central Colorado Coalition for Peace. THE MOUNTAIN MAIL in Salida reported that “…the exhibit contains 66 unique 3-foot by 4-foot panels connected in 11 groups of six panels. The entire work stretches to 264 linear feet.” Members of the Denver Branch ironed, glued, sewed, and backed the panels to create the tapestry over several months after panels had arrived from various NLAPW branches, schools, and other organizations throughout the nation.

“Each tapestry panel,” THE MOUNTAIN MAIL stated on September 17, “represents images of peace in embroidery, applique, quilting, beadwork, watercolors, fabric paints, acrylics, collages, and mixed media.”

The Tapestry for Peace was first displayed at the 2006 Bienniel Convention of the National League of American Pen Women in Denver, and later displayed at the State Capitol in honor of Eve Mackintosh, Denver Branch Member, who first envisioned the tapestry and its message of peace.

The Tapestry may be viewed at the SteamPlant from 10 to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and on Saturdays from 11 to 1 p.m. “On October 2, from 1-4 p.m.,” THE MOUNTAIN MAIL concluded, “the coalition will celebrate Gandhi’s birthday with birthday cake and speeches about non-violent ways to promote peace.”

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