Experiencing Peaches, A Workshop with Amanda Heidel: An Open to the Sky Event
Artist Amanda Heidel will lead a workshop open to all to experience taste together as we eat peaches and break open the husks to reveal a seed. We will make peach pit fermented yogurt, and carve our peach husks. We will share our experiences together while eating peach pit yogurt and having an open ended discussion on our shared experience as it relates to ecology, art, and community.
Open to the Sky is a reimagining of the ancient Jewish holiday of Sukkot. A sukkah (pronounced sue-kah) is a sand mandala of a building, open to the sky and used for seven days around the time of the fall harvest and then dismantled. It's rickety and tenuous, creating the illusion of permanence and highlighting the impermanence of everything. For more information about the holiday and Open to the Sky, please click here.
All of the programs of Open to the Sky are offered without charge; however, there are (of course) costs associated with the construction and maintenance of this project. If you can help support Open to the Sky with a donation of any size, please click here.