On Saturday, June 4 2016, Enough Pie hosted our fourth annual AWAKENING in the backyard of the high rise building Joseph Floyd Manor in the Upper Peninsula.

The community enjoyed indigo-inspired art, storytelling, dance, music from Ohm Radio 96.3FM, food from Roti Rolls + One80 Place, and weave the fence with Artist & Craftsman. As the sun set, we screened an outdoor documentary film — BLUE ALCHEMY — with the filmmaker Mary Lance in attendance.

This year, AWAKENING, a part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, also celebrates the launch of Enough Pie’s most collaborative project to date: INDIGO VAT SHACK, a hands-on indigo dye vat where guests are invited to explore the history, culture, science and arts of indigo.

Kristy Bishop, Shroud of Blue – Sculpture
Arianne King-Comer, Batik Indigo Banners
Sharon Cooper-Murray, Rag Quilt Bottle Tree & Storytelling
Catherine Cross, Sweep – Performance
Rosemary Dillon + St. Julian Devine Community Center, A Home for My Heart in Charleston – Sculpture
Cara Ernst, Sisters of Indigo – Sculpture
Susan Gregory + Rachel Stubbs, The Hainty Hum and Hustle Blues
Lamar Hunter, Dancer
Leigh Magar, Madame Magar Silhoutte – Sculpture/Weaving
Sharen Mitchell, Ren – Sculpture
Heather K. Powers, Indra’s Cosmic Indigo Mandala
Jacob Stanley + Angelike Angelopoulous, Gabled Story – Sculpture
Karl Zurfluh, Indigo – Painting


VAT SHACK is the first public indigo dye space in Charleston to offer hands-on experiences with indigo, a historic and sacred dye plant with deep roots in SC. The VAT SHACK is an off-the-grid, sustainable mobile shack designed and built by Clemson Design.Build that will engage local residents and bring new creative communities into the Upper Peninsula.

Workshops, community dye days, and more will unfold for almost a year of programming so plan to get your hands blue!  Like all Enough Pie programs, this event is free — all are welcome! #awakeningindigo

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