"The Ties That Bind" is a Community Collaborative Art and Story project created by eco-artist and poet Amelia L. Williams. The project involves over 100 fabric braids created by community groups and individuals across Virginia to demonstrate their opposition to and messages about the unnatural gas pipelines proposed for our state. The braids are all joined together into one long strand that winds through and around structures symbolizing the different terrains and communities that would be, or already are being devastated. The braids demonstrate how our communities are bound together in our desire to protect our families, health, air, water, forests, and planet.  Learn more: http://www.wildink.net/the-ties-that-bind.html.

Come make your own braid to add to the installation! Bring scrap fabric, old clothes, curtains, etc. or use the provided fabric and contribute a few sentences about your braid and your protest story on Saturday May 11th at 10 AM and Thursday May 23rd at 6 PM.