Walk and Experience The Labyrinth, April 3-5th!

Bowden Building, 120 Church 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. Many different shapes, sizes, and designs of labyrinths have existed through the ages, but all contain only one continuous path that leads to the center, and has no blind alleys or blocked passages. In the High Middle Ages, the labyrinth at Notre Dame de Chartres (c. 1200) in France symbolized the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. A full-size canvas replica of that labyrinth floor will be available for those who want to walk it and experience for themselves the calm and meditative atmosphere. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Details: The Labyrinth will be at Voices of Pensacola, in the Bowden Building, and open for walking at the following times: 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.) A continuous digital presentation of labyrinths through time and function will also be open for watching in Voices on the same days and times. The experience is free and open to the public. Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series. Preceding the installation, the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series will host a reception and panel discussion. “Finding Focus: The History, Use, and Benefits of the Labyrinth” is free and open to the public, April 2, 5:30 p.m. For more information on the series, visit uwf.edu/downtownlectures.