Building community and feeding the soil!

Summer has been full, and we are delighted to share the fruit of all our hard work! Celebrate with us, and check out all the upcoming programs on the horizon.

— Camp was a hit! —

29 campers joined for an unforgettable experience!

We had awesome teaching artists, an aerial rig, beautiful giant puppet crafts, ecological lessons, and a robust volunteer work force that fed the campers and community out of the garden everyday! At the end of the week, we hosted 120 people for a meal and camper performance in our community space. The campers didn’t want it to end, which we take as a good sign!

Our community of support makes this all possible! Make a financial contribution and help us bring meaningful programs to our local community and extended network!

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— Upcoming Programs —

Kalimba Workshop with Dance of Hope
Sept 9th, 10 – noon

Food Art Brew is sponsoring this free workshop, led by our friends with Dance of Hope! Learn this traditional East African instrument, often referred to as the thumb piano. Instruments provided. No experience needed. Registration will open here

Monday classes return 
Free the Moving Body

Starting 9/11, 6 – 7:30 

Get your weekly reset within this dance class led by Tevyn East. We will focus on restorative movement that helps us release un-needed tension and build strength and mobility. Learn more and get a discount by registering online.

West African Drumming
with Jay Beck 
starting 9/21, 6 – 7:30

Join the polyrhythmic experience of West African Drumming. Participants will learn the history, technique and tradition of West African percussion instruments. Drums provided, or bring your own. This class is for students, ages 13 and up.

Collective Effervescence
Contact Improv Retreat Sept 22 – 24

This 3 day event will offer respite and inspiration. Enjoy a live music jam, playful forays into the forest and river, delicious local food, and workshops led by Brad Stoller. Guest bedrooms are still available! Or camp on the land and enjoy our facilities. Register now!

Fall Masquerade Ball
Oct 7th, 6pm till late

It’s time to gather and dance the night away. Fun for all ages – there will be craft stations set up for mask making and pumpkins painting, and sonic journeys for dancing the night away! Bring a dish to share. Wear whatever brings you joy. Let us know you’re coming!

Save the Date: Chicken Bank Collective is coming!
Oct 27 – Nov 4

This collective of artists from the US and Mexico weave communities between borders through the art of movement. This residency will include school visits, painting a mini mural with local youth, a special offering at the Food, Art, Brew on Oct 27th, and a performance at Dreaming Stone on Nov 3rd & 4th that connects to our annual Ritual of Remembrance activities.

— Summer Fruit —

With the help of many volunteers, we have had our most successful garden yet. Under the leadership of Jason MagLaughlin (Board Chair of DSAEC) and Jay Beck, we’ve integrated bio-intensive gardening practices and companion planting with many more flowers enhancing the ecological functions of our garden. Not only are we optimizing space, sequestering carbon, and utilizing natural pest deterrents, but we’re making for a visually stunning garden! This has supported food for campers, program participants, artists in residence. A long term vision for our programming and projects centers the garden and food as an amplifier for our cultural and educational programs.

Follow the fun! Share the good news! 

Yesterday, we got the devastating news that our friend, Godfrey Opio, was struck by a vehicle in Kampala, Uganda, and is in critical condition. Opio is a talented artist and leader among the Dance of Hope project, and is studying to become a lawyer. Please donate to this GoFundMe, and help him recover. 
Finally, I’ll share a personal word that I’m getting away for a late summer hiatus. I’ll be heading to California to reconnect with beloved friends, beautiful bodies of water, and a restful state of being. It is a blessing to have such meaningful work and I am learning how important it is to refill my cup while operating at such a high level of activity and responsibility. I appreciate your well-wishes and support, and hope that you are finding the nourishment you need to meet this moment and love this beautiful and aching world.
Blessings on your balance of work, rest and play!

Tevyn East

Executive Director
Dreaming Stone Arts and Ecology Center

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