Saturday, May 29, 2010

Whispers and Echoes of Women's Work--Part I

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Press the play button for Part I of Mary Helen's Whispers and Echoes of Women's Work video.

Go to the next entry for Part II.

I have had a day for rest, sleep and reflections. As an artist I am working every day to create a safe, serene environment where all will find safety to create their sacred marks and we can recognize the power of the human spirit. Our marks are evidence of our existence here and hopefully leave a legacy to empower those in the future. My body is spent to say the least but as I mentioned I am so blessed my members of our community, our dear friends and circle of family members who came forward to share this celebration. One young man is named Owen...he was celebrating his birthday at the Interurban Train at the Works and ran into my arms to give me a congratulations card and my very own box of Animal Crackers. You see I met Owen and his mother and father when he was still being carried in his car seat and he would come down to have lunch with his Father. I saw his first steps into the old gallery, I shared Animal Crackers with every child who entered and we shared a moment or two talking about "Looking at Art" yet trying not to Touch the works and paintings and fragile glass works. I have missed this sweet spirit of the children who came into my life for almost eight years when I lovingly managed and curated the gallery. Thank you Owen for remembering me in your means so much to words fail to really express the depth of appreciation. Enjoy the first video...Ken worked very hard while I caught up on my sleep and only got up to do the laundry and rest. I am not sure when this passage will really sink in...I am ready to continue my works for Part II in honoring Whispers from women you may know. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Very special day for you and I'm happy I got to share it with you this way.

  2. What a lovely day and more than anything, thank you for you inspiration. Your spirit is flies high. And yes, art does save lives and I'm attempting to travel that road...lots of bumps and many valleys, but still truckin'.


  3. Oh Mary Helen!!!
    Wonderful! Thanks so much to your dear Ken for putting the videos together. It looks like it was an amazingly wonderful luncheon and opening. Many congrats and much love to you for giving us all perspecting on the work you do, as well as the work we do and what we will do in the future.
    I soooooo wish I could have been there! ♥♥♥


  4. Wonderful time for you Mary Helen! How lovely to hear you speak and to see such a bright Light shining on you too! It's a beautiful thing and so well deserved!

  5. This was wonderful to watch Mary Helen, yes indeed - art does save lives, and you are a miracle. I just love having gotten to hear your voice and see you speak - now I'm off to listen to #2 :) rest well my friend. many hugs and much love, Karin

  6. You are such an inspiration to all of us ! I was so happy to see this day here. A big heart felt congratulations. Remarkable to see your vision and others visions for this day come to light!