On behalf of UT Artists in Action, the Division of Art Education, and Matthew Remington…
One Million Bones is a large-scale social arts practice, using education and hands-on artmaking to raise awareness of genocides and atrocities going on around the world. One million bones will be collected from across the country and installed on the National Mall in Washington DC to offer a visible petition, to remember victims and survivors, to bring awareness to the issue and to call upon our government to take much needed and long overdue action.
On April 28th, Road to Washington will see the installation of 2500 bones in Austin and in other capitals across the nation.
To help meet that goal, we will be hosting several Bone-Making Events:
Saturday, February 11
Saturday, February 25
Saturday, March 10
Saturday, March 24
Art Building (Art Education wing)
Noon – 4:00PM
We will also be hosting several walk-up workshops on most Wednesdays in the Art Education breezeway from 2 pm – 6 pm.
We will provide clay and take care of firing the bones. We just need bodies to craft the bones.
We will also be looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event, April 28th (more information on this date/event as it develops), to help with ceremonial placing of the bones.
If you could help get the word out or would be interested in participating, that would be a huge help. We have a Facebook group page (One Million Bones – Texas) or you can always check out the project website, www.onemillionbones.org. If someone would like more information, please contact me:
Matthew Remington firstname.lastname@example.org