Sep 20, 2012 7:14 PM by KSBY (Staff)

Local kids create origami sculpture for International Peace Day

September 21 is International Peace Day and to celebrate, some local kids are creating art to spread their own messages of peace.

Eight weeks ago, local storyteller Zette Harbour partnered up with students at The Family Partnership Charter School in Morro Bay to create a sculpture about peace. Based on the book, Thousand Cranes, they created a sculpture of 1,000 origami cranes. According to Japanese legend, if you fold 1,000 cranes and tie them together, your wish will be granted. For these kids, their wish was to create a world with more peace.

With the help of 220 adults and kids from around the area, they were able to fold enough cranes for the sculpture. Harbour says each crane has the name of the person who made it inside, and with that, each person's wish is represented in the sculpture.

"Each person has their own dream for peace and their own hope, and it's been enlivening to watch each person contribute that dream and that hope to the sculpture," Harbour said.

She says, she designed the sculpture so that everyone who visits it can walk inside and feel peace, even if it's only for a few moments.

Members of the community can visit the sculpture on Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday all day in front of Wiz Kids in San Luis Obispo.



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