Today will be the second of a new weekly activity at the SE Visual Arts studio. Every Friday, the public is now invited to make ceramic bones as part of a nation-wide movement called the One Million Bones Project (OMB).
The One Million Bones Project, a nation-wide social art project, was founded in 2009 by Naomi Natale to bring awareness to genocides and atrocities around the world today.
SE Visual Art dDepartment’s own Patty Ozebeck is the Oklahoma Chapter representative for OMB. Ozebek has created the Open Studio Friday event to enable all members of the community to participate in the project.
For every bone made for OMB, $1 will be donated by the Bezos Family Foundation for CARE’s work in regions affected by genocides and similar atrocities. The Bezos Family Foundation will donate up to $500,000.
The bones created will be displayed in Washington DC on June 8, 2013. This installment will mark the end of the four-year project.
The OMB website states, “This installation will serve as a collaborative site of conscience to remember victims and survivors, and as a visible petition to raise awareness of the issue and call upon our government to take much needed and long overdue action.”
For more information on the project, visit www.onemillionbones.org. The Open Studio Friday events will be held every Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 124 of the SE Visual Arts Building.