Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Posted By on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 6:00 AM


If you've been in a college dorm room at any point in the last 10 years, you probably noticed that Tibetian prayer flags—the brightly colored banners on wind-stricken Himalayan mountainsides—have replaced the pennant as the mid-size wall art of choice.

Prayer flags are traditionally strung from shrines to bless the surrounding countryside and predate Buddhism in Tibet, but in this country, they tend to run akin to hanging a Rastafarian flag on a cinder block wall—cool decor, but lacking in deeper meaning.

Finer Frames in Eagle is taking a crack at re-appropriating the cultural symbol. Today from 1-2 p.m., the public is invited to create a free prayer flag as part of its Eagle Prayer Flag Project, a community art event collecting prayer flags for an exhibition in February.

It might not change your spiritual world, but we at least know art can happen one prayer flag at a time.

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