The kindness of strangers

Photos courtesy of Second Street Photography

The past weekend was a whirlwind of anxiousness, excitement, and towards the end, peace. Our first two Sunrise Cube performances were more than we hoped for. The audience there was kind to us, as well as the gallery directors in both places – Jefferson Arts Center in Monticello and Artel Gallery in Pensacola.

We feel so blessed to be able to share this project. I am taken aback by the goodness of strangers. Their stories, life experiences, and love they shared with us is something that fuels our passion for this art piece. There are so many people in this world, and we want to meet all of them! Call that a crazy goal.

One person we met in Pensacola was a young lady named Clara. We were able to share a sunrise with her, her friend, and another man the next morning. She said,

“I had an amazing experience in the last 12 hours. Last night, I went to see the Sunrise Cube, a performance art piece by a FSU art student & his friends. It was stunning & the performance was brilliant. Then, Karli Settimio and I stayed up all night to watch the sunrise with the Student & his wife at Wayview park. I kid you not, there were dolphins jumping out of the water and a jelly fish swimming right under our feet. If you can’t remember the last time you’ve watched a sunrise, go do it! It’s a life changing event that happens literally every day, so take advantage of it!!! I’m so grateful that I was able to have this experience!”


To those people we may meet this weekend in central Florida, and to those strangers we do not yet know: we cannot wait to hear about your light.

– Jayne


One response to “The kindness of strangers

  1. The Sunrise Cube performance was at ArtCenter Manatee last week. Our audience enjoyed the beauty and heart of this performance. I highly recommend attending this unique and thought provoking art project! Truly a delight!

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