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Open Art Workshop on Videy Island

Reykjavík Art Museum is organizing an open art workshop in a cozy atmosphere for both children and adults tomorrow between 2 pm and 5 pm at Videyjarstofa museum and restaurant on Videy island, five minutes away from the capital by boat.

The workshop’s theme will be Yoko Ono’s peace column, which was erected on the island in October last year, with the words “Imagine Peace” inscribed to the column in 24 different languages.

Participants choose the sentence in one language and fasten it to white candles that will be provided. Reykjavík Art Museum recommends the candles then be used on Advent wreaths, which are common in Icelandic homes. Tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent.

Around 3 pm philosopher Gunnar Hersveinn will drop by the workshop to discuss the concept “Imagine Peace.”

Alma Dís Kristinsdóttir at Reykjavík Art Museum will supervise the workshop. Videyjarstofa and Reykjavík City Library have cooperated with Reykjavík Art Museum on the project.

There are ferry departures from Skarfabakki harbor in Reykjavík at 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:15 pm and from Videy every hour between 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Admission including a ticket for the ferry is ISK 800 (USD 5.7, EUR 4.4) for adults and ISK 400 for children. Food and drinks can be purchased at Videyjarstofa.

Click here to read more about the Imagine Peace Tower and here to watch an audio slideshow of Videy.

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