PLAAY Participates at Nocturne: Art at Night
Peace Leadership Activism and Action for Youth (PLAAY) is the new youth chapter of Canadian Voice of Women in Nova Scotia.
Nocturne: Art at Night – An annual evening of art and wonder in the heart of Halifax. October 14, 2017. PLAAY’s art installation was: How Many Times Must the Cannonballs Fly? The cannons at Historic Properties will be shrouded in a veil of white poppies, transformed to remember all casualties of war.
The theme of Nocturne : Art at Night this year was “Vanish”. We invited participants to walk the road to peace (a path with messages about the costs and effects of war, and an invitation to think about how to create peace. Then participants were invited to cut out a white poppy out of paper, write a message of hope, or how to create peace in our lives, our communities, our world (in any language), and pin it to mesh we had covering a cannon and an anchor, effectively making these symbols of war vanish!
Candace Tattrie commented, “Last night was amazing,” commented PLAAY member.” It was my first time participating in Nocturne as an artist and I am really proud with how mine and Kayla Bernard’s exhibit turned out. I am so happy that our vision of creating a discussion and starting a conversation was a success and I thank everyone who took the time to either engage with us or amongst their friends and family. A personal thank-you to everyone who supported us over the past few months or stopped by to show their support. Sandy Greenberg, Kathrin Winkler, Beatrice Chiang, Evan Patrick, Pierre Haché, Megadan J Nightingale. What does Peace mean to you? Have can we achieve peace within ourselves, our communities and our world? What does change look like?”
Kayla Bernard another PLAAY member posted on Facebook: “First Nocturne Project in the Book! So proud of how well we did and how much people responded to it. So many great conversations from people of all age! Thank you for all those who helped us along the way and during the event. What does peace mean to you?”