World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1 was observed on May 7th in Downtown Boston at the labyrinth on Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway. Together with people in cities and towns in 23 countries worldwide, dozens came out on a drizzly day to walk the labyrinth as “one at 1” pm in support of peace and harmony.
The Park’s Labyrinth is a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, representing life’s journey. A single jet of water marks its center, representing hope and rebirth. Art, Service, Science and Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture.
The event is an international initiative of the The Labyrinth Society in collaboration with Labyrinth Guild of New England Beth Mace, President and Friends of Armenian Heritage Park. Chiara Megighian Zenati, Certified Labyrinth Facilitator provided an introduction to walking a labyrinth.
Immediately following the labyrinth walk, a reception was held to celebrate the 2016 Configuration of the Abstract Sculpture. Remarks were made by Nanore Barsoumian, Editor, Armenian Weekly, Lucas Cowen, Public Art Curator at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and a personal perspective by Alin Gregorian, Editor, Armenian Mirror-Spectator. Tea & desserts were hosted by MEM Tea Imports, Gilbert Tsang and Eastern Lamejun Bakers, Bedros Der Vartanian.
The Park’s Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, commemorates the immigrant experience. Annually the two halves are lifted by a crane and reconfigured, symbolic of all who pulled away from their country of origin and came to these shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways.