You are invited to attend an artist reception tomorrow, Saturday, September 12, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Congress Square Park in downtown Portland. The artist Athena Lynch will speak at 3:30 pm. Attendees are reminded to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
Ms. Lynch’s installation, Altr’d Space, consists of a series of stones native to Maine, stacked to create a semi-circular space. It will also incorporate most of the elements – earth, air and water, including a small self-sustaining water feature as a means of using sound for further ease of relaxation.
Altar’d Space is the second of four installations in Friends of Congress Square Park’s ‘Art in the Park’ Series. There will be an installation each month; August through November.
Altar’d Space is intended to serve as a sacred space for people to reflect, mediate, write or simply enjoy the installation. “Currently, the socio-emotional climate is that of anguish, confusion and frustration and people are trying to find means to cope or even process that grief,” wrote the artist in her mission statement. The inspiration for Altr’d Space is the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.