Be part of a unique community art project!
Asian legend states that when 1000 Origami cranes are folded, a wish can be granted. Origami cranes have become a symbol of peace through the story of WWII survivor Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who folded a thousand paper cranes to be granted one wish—to live. Her story has inspired people all over the world to fold and display origami cranes as a symbol of peace.
We are bringing that spirit to Central Texas by creating the 1000 Cranes of Peace art installation to raise funds and awareness for programs that provide advocacy, counseling and resources to families seeking peace from domestic violence, sexual assault or trafficking.
CALLING ALL "PROJECT RUNWAY" FANS!
Each year it seems we get more and more creative as we dream up was to display our 1000 Cranes of Peace Fundraiser art installation. Last year we featured 1500 volunteer-made origami cranes in spheres of white and purple, the color of domestic violence activism. The year before we created colorful curtains of suspended cranes. This year we're teaming up with one of Austin's up-and-coming fashion designers to create our most ambitious idea yet: a gown made with origami cranes.
We are very excited to introduce our activist designer, Anslee Connell, who jumped at the chance to work with such a unique medium for such a worthy cause. Ms. Connell specializes in vintage styles for the full-figured woman and is passionate about helping women of all types feel beautiful in their bodies. Read more about her debut to rave reviews in New York City and hear in her own words the story that drives her vision.
We hope our gown with a thousand cranes will win some glances -- and some hearts -- at its unveiling after Austin's week of fashion events. Until then, we need all the help we can get in folding cranes. Want to lend a hand? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Rajani if you're intersted in hosting a Crane Folding Party!