Artist and Executive Director Reflections
Reach for PEACE!
From the Artist, Lorri Acott
I believe the world becomes better when we can meet people where they are and show them what's possible. Everything changes when, even if only for a moment, we can see ourselves and others as through the eyes of God.
I see you at the Geller Center doing just that, as you honor diversity of belief and practice; work for justice and peace, and cultivate authenticity, integrity, and Spirit in all that you do.
My sculpture, "Peace" is a reminder that peace is not necessarily the absence of war or something we need to fight for. Instead it is something that can be created with our intentions and sent out into the world though our actions and interactions with each other.
Sometimes as an artist, I know that placing my sculpture in a certain place will allow it to take on a life of its own; that it will become a part of something far greater than I ever hoped when I first created it. I see it happening already as "Peace" stands at the Geller Center. I'm so excited to watch it all unfold.
From Geller Center Executive Director, Peggy Christiansen
Lorri Acott’s sculpture, “PEACE,” is a perfect expression of the Geller Center’s mission.
This place has always been about seeing the greater good - nurturing healthy individuals, a vibrant community, and a peaceful world. For over 50 years we have worked steadily to put on thousands of programs that live out this mission. We have been guided by an understanding that peace grows from the ground up and from the inside out.
At this time our dream is to create an amazing new facility:
a space where more people can connect in the powerful healing ways the Geller Center facilitates...
a space constructed of materials chosen for sustainability, harmony and beauty, where the architecture reflects our gratitude to the sacred earth...
a space that is a visible demonstration of regenerative possibility, where all choices are made with intention for the highest good...
We plan to create a physical space that embodies our vision of true peace.
Once called “the best-kept secret in Fort Collins,” the Geller Center is preparing to rise up and be seen. And the strength and beauty of “PEACE” will lead the way.
We are deeply honored to be working with Lorri Acott and Adam Schultz, the artists and creators of Dream Big Sculpture. Thank you!
Help us give PEACE a permanent home here at the Geller Center by participating in our project. Click here to donate.