Know the river has its destination.
The elders say
we must let go of the shore, and
push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and
our heads above the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing
Least of all ourselves.
- Hopi Elders' Prophecy, June 8, 2000
ASHE, The Elders Say
2023 Collaborative Mural with Austin Miles
MENDING WALLS - 2021
Collaborative Mural with Barry O'keefe and Virginia Community Voices
In our trips around Southside with Mr. Mookie of Virginia Community Voices, we heard a lot about the history, beauty and assets of Southside, as well as its needs and obstacles to further growth. Mr. Mookie shared in particular the necessity of more abundant grocery stores, and access to fresh food. - Barry O'keefe