Meditation Circuit is inspired in part by the City Meditation Crew project, Many Colors of Green, in fall 2017 at Hamlin Park in which community members walked meditatively and contemplated their park using their cell phones as tools for attentiveness.
Artist Anne Beffel is presenting Meditation Circuit with the performance art group City Meditation Crew (CMC), Shoreline Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services' David Francis, the Shoreline Walks Program, and with support of Michigan Technological University and the King County 4Culture arts commission. The project was generously supported by Michigan Technological University.
City Meditation Crew has been offering the public opportunities to experience innovative meditations in cities from New York to Seattle since 2009. Photos of CMC to follow by CMC members unless otherwise noted.
Meditation Circuit at Hamlin Park in Shoreline, WA has come to fruition through the efforts of many including David Francis, Public Arts Coordinator for Shoreline Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Shoreline Walks Leader Alice Lawson and Director Marianne Johnson, City Arborist Tony Hamilton and John Armstrong, Jim Bouchard of Accent Banner, Carol Bird seamstress, Pat Beffel inventor, soldering queen and engineer, Michael Beffel engineer, Ernie Beffel tree engineer and photographer, Wendy and Todd Van Valkenburg wind test facilitators, Meg Hamlet, Patricia Beffel Sr., Andrew Murray, Andrew, Jason and Martha Beffel and Kari Lavik, design feedback and ideas, Phillip Wagner for early design work, Melinda Quivik and Carol MacLennan for editorial comments, Kathi Murphy business consultation, Joel Kennedy and Pepe sign makers. At Michigan Techological University: Scott Jackson Manager of Tech Trails, Travis Pierce at who provided studio space, Dean Andrew Storer, Dr. Jared Anderson, Dr. Bruce Seeley, Tanya Maki, George Hommowun, Sophia Ford, Mads Howard, John Hughes, and many student assistants who passed through the project more briefly over the course of months.