Experience UWF Downtown - "Finding Focus: The History, Use, and Benefits of the Labyrinth"

Voices of Pensacola, 117 E Government St, Pensacola, FL Pensacola, FL

Labyrinth designs have been formed, inscribed and built for different purposes over millennia. Today, many turn to labyrinths as spiritual, therapeutic and/or meditative aids. In existence since prehistory, labyrinth designs gained a new meaning in classical Greece as the home of the Minotaur. This Downtown Lecture will explore the history, use, and benefits of the labyrinth through time with a panel of academics and community leaders from University of West Florida, Pensacola State College and the Long Hollow Neighborhood Association. A continuous digital presentation of labyrinths through time and function will also be on display. Attendees will also have the opportunity to walk a full-size canvas replica of the labyrinth at Notre Dame de Chartres (c. 1200). Join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center. A reception will precede the panel at 5:30 p.m. Details: April 2, Experience UWF Downtown Voices of Pensacola Reception - 5:30 p.m. Panel - 6 p.m. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Labyrinth Experience: The full-size canvas replica of that labyrinth floor will be installed in the Bowden bldg. and open for walking on Friday, April 3 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), Saturday, April 4 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), and Sunday, April 5 (12 noon-4 p.m.). The public is welcome to walk it and experience for themselves the calm and meditative atmosphere. Voices of Pensacola, Bowden Building Friday, April 3 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Saturday, April 4 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Sunday, April 5 (12 noon-4 p.m.) ------------------------------------------------------------------ Events are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required, but seating is limited and based on first-come basis. This series is presented by the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, sponsored by the UWF Office of Equity and Diversity and is funded, in part, by the John C. Pace Symposium Series.