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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Members of the community and media are invited to a special dedication ceremony for a new meditative labyrinth at Patriarche Park, created by Kenneth Hunter and supported by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.The dedication ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. at Patriarche Park, located at the corner of Alton Road and Saginaw Street in East Lansing. The labyrinth can be found off from the southernmost drive of Patriarche Park (off Alton Road) behind the water tower.About the LabyrinthHunter submitted for and received a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing to install the labyrinth on the former shuffle board courts at Patriarche Park. He constructed the labyrinth over the existing concrete of the courts utilizing silver cushion moss – an acrocarpous plant that requires little maintenance due to its slow growth.“I chose to use the moss since it is easy to manipulate and will provide an open atmosphere for visitors,” said Hunter. “A common misconception about labyrinths is that they are confining, when, in reality, many of them serve as peaceful, open spaces for the community to enjoy.”About the ArtistKenneth Hunter is a 2016 graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Humanities. During his time in school, Hunter was recognized with the Gretel Geist Rutledge Award for printmaking and the Ralph Henderson Award for painting. He was also the co-founder and team lead for the Design for America student group.“I hope that this project will inspire more people in the East Lansing community to redefine the spaces available to them to create a better sense of unity and belonging,” said Hunter.This activity is supported by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
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