Iles Elementary School: Me to We Wish Tree

The O Ambassadors at Iles, in cooperation with Free the Children and Imagine Peace (Yoko Ono), are creating our Iles Me to We Wish Tree. Each student traced their hand and wrote their wish for the world. This is a voluntary activity and every student participated! That really shows a commitment to leadership, caring and growth! In February, a team from Free the Children will visit Iles to present an all school assembly and workshops for older students. In April, we will celebrate our O Ambassador activities at our Seventh Annual Iles Writer's Conference entitled, "Me to We". Stay tuned for our continuing adventures!

2010-01-28T15:34:56-05:00January 27th, 2010|Imagine All The People, Wish Trees|

Wish Tree at Dalton High School, NYC

Here are photos of Dalton High School students and the Wish Tree they created. The students were studying Conceptual Art in their Advanced Painting class. The Wish Tree provided a hands on way to learn more about conceptual art and the art of Yoko Ono. It was exciting to study this artist who was such [...]

2009-12-19T14:44:23-05:00December 19th, 2009|Wish Trees|

WISH TREES in Mexico City

Dear Yoko On Thursday night September 17, we had in Mexico City the opening of the HISTORIAS DE AMOR  show  (Love Stories) with 53 new works selected from the VISIBLE COLLECTION, that will remain until October 16 at Academia de San Carlos. As you already know 45 other works from the collection will remain in exhibition in Asunción (Paraguay) until September 12. You [...]

2009-09-22T07:55:34-05:00September 21st, 2009|Wish Trees|

Wish Trees – UN Peace Day, Japan

Dear Yoko, I thought you might like to know that this year for UN Peace Day, September 21,the Roots & Shoots Club (the Jane Goodall Institute's program for youth) members put together a Peace Wish Forest at our school. I am a teacher and I sponsor the club. The students and faculty enjoyed writing their [...]

2009-09-21T05:58:04-05:00September 21st, 2009|Wish Trees|

Wish Tree For LGTB Human Rights In Asunción (Paraguay)

Dear Yoko, We wanted to thank you for your contribution with your WISH TREE to the VISIBLE COLLECTION exhibition “Love Stories” now showing at Asunción (Paraguay) at el Centro Cultural de España Juan de Salazar, until October 7th. Yesterday night was the openning and we invited people to tie their wishes to your Wish [...]

2009-11-15T18:57:22-05:00September 8th, 2009|Imagine All The People, Wish Trees|

22 April is EARTH DAY 2009

PLANT A WISH TREE FOR EARTH DAY - 22 APRIL 2009 Plant a Wish Tree for Earth Day Or designate a tree as a Wish Tree in your backyard, a park nearby or anywhere that will not inconvenience people in any way. Ask people to put their wishes on it. Give love to the tree every day [...]

2009-04-23T08:34:12-05:00April 22nd, 2009|Imagine All The People, Wish Trees|

Wish Tree by Marcela Trejo

I chose to do Yoko Ono's Wish Piece for a project in my Curatorial Directions class at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada).  We were to choose an instructional work by any of the artists featured in the Hans Ulrich Obrist "Do It" textbook. This textbook is about the "Do It" exhibition in which artists [...]

2009-01-01T17:21:23-05:00January 1st, 2009|Imagine All The People, Wish Trees|

Yoko Ono: Wish Trees for Gateshead [Gateshead, UK]

As part of Enchanted Parks in Saltwell Park, Gateshead, (4-14 December 2008) Yoko Ono will present Wish Trees for Gateshead – where visitors are invited to express their hopes and dreams by writing wishes on paper and hanging them on one of the trees. Wishes from Wish Trees for Gateshead will be gathered at the [...]

2008-12-02T16:26:12-05:00December 1st, 2008|Wish Trees|

Wish Trees for Pasadena – a report by Mikihiko Hori

Snow in California by Mikihiko Hori Yoko Ono's participatory art project, "Wish Tree for Pasadena" at the central courtyard of One Colorado in Pasadena, California, which started on August 2nd, '08, has just ended its display on November 9th, '08. For "Wish Tree for Pasadena", 21 living crape myrtle trees (Lagerstroemia) were set up and [...]

2008-11-26T12:01:15-05:00November 26th, 2008|Events & Exhibitions News, Wish Trees|


Wish Trees for Pasadena Move to their New Home Today Today the crepe myrtles that were part of the Wish Tree for Pasadena installation at One Colorado will be planted at their new, permanent home at Arlington Garden. Dedication is 10:00 A.M. ...The trees are being dedicated as a permanent contemplative grove at Arlington Garden in Pasadena. Arlington Garden is a [...]

2015-03-10T13:39:25-05:00November 16th, 2008|Feature, Imagine All The People, Wish Trees|

Akasaka Art Flower 08

A huge contemporary art exhibition, entitled "Akasaka Art Flower 08", was held from September 10th to October 13th, 2008 in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan. (Website).  The artwork by many Japanese modern artists was displayed in various places in Akasaka, Tokyo - such as shopping streets, a shrine, at the sites where an elementary school and a [...]

2008-11-07T20:08:05-05:00November 4th, 2008|Events & Exhibitions News, Wish Trees|

Wishing on a Tree

The museums of the Smithsonian Institution line Washington's National Mall and are a popular destination for visitors to the nation's capital. The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is dedicated to modern art and houses one of the most extensive collections of contemporary art in the world. One of its most popular attractions is not [...]

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