Healing Circles: Mandalas for Marinke Closing Reception

Healing Circles: Mandalas for Marinke Closing Reception

Alyssa Arney


2018-02-03 18:00:00
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. February 3
Free; donations welcome

Location Info:

Gallery De Fox
171 W 2nd St
Santa Ana, CA  92701
Gallery de Fox presents Healing Circles: Mandalas for Marinke, a collaborative crochet art installation by San Francisco-based crafter and writer Kathryn Vercillo and the local crochet collaborative Threadwinners (Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn).

Mandalas for Marinke, spearheaded by Vercillo, is a widespread community-based crochet project that honors and remembers the life of Marinke Slump, known to the online community as Wink from her blog A Creative Being. Wink, unfortunately, took her own life in 2015, which devastated Vercillo. To work through her sadness and depression, she reached out to the vast network of crocheters, knitters, and crafters to create and collect beautiful, vibrant mandalas in Marinke’s memory. Intended to raise mental health awareness and address suicide prevention, this collection of over 1,000 handmade mandalas is a testament to the meditative, reflective outlet that the art of crochet can provide. Healing Circles at Gallery de Fox is a very special installation of this vast online project that invites guests to come together, reflect, and perhaps heal or reconcile traumas of the past and present.


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