September 21 is the U.N Holiday, International Peace Day, and a local artist from High River, is celebrating it in a unique way.

Artist Kim Andresen built an art installation in downtown High River, to promote the holiday's values, and create a space where people can come and reflect on social and communal well being.

Andresen says the work took awhile to setup.

"I have been doing this art installation since May, I call it the Camino on 4th. Camino in Spanish means: The Way, and I wanted the installation to be about peace."

The installation was comprised of several handmade structures created by Andresen, with the function of getting the public involved.

peace day sept21 2018 002Andresen says she hopes her constructed Peace Tree, will carry messages of commitment from the public, to make the world a better place.

"The structure is a peace tree, and so to give it life, people are adding ribbons with their message and commitment to peace and the wind takes it. Hopefully over time, the tree will gather more and more ribbons."

The installation also featured a space for meditation and creative writing.

 

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