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The Singing Tree Mural Project

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The Post Oak Singing Tree of Spiritual Refreshment for the Long Haul

2023

The Post Oak Singing Tree of Spiritual Refreshment for the Long Haul

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Azbil’s North American Research and Development paint a Singing Tree Mural.

2022

AZBIL Cherry Singing Tree of Expanded Openness and Learning

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The Ukrainian Singing Tree of Strength and Freedom made with Painting Department at University of Texas at El Paso.

2022

The Ukrainian Singing Tree of Strength and Freedom

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Facilitated by Joanna Vaughn

2022

Oak and Linden Singing Trees of Wholeness and Belonging

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Work in progress.

The Rowan-Oak Singing Tree of Embracing Our Unknown

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“It is the year 2020 and the Earth is gripped by heartache. Earth weeps from distress caused by decades of indifference to climate chaos, and now this terrible pandemic. The Universe responds to Earth’s distress and encapsulates the planet in a loving heart to hold the collective anxiety.  Symbolizing wisdom, health and stability, the olive singing tree offers Earth and all it’s inhabitants a shared vision for creating a healthy and sustainable future.”
 
-Leslie Rein (Olive Singing Tree Facilitator)

Olive Singing Tree of Health  is a nature-based collaboratively created mural whose purpose is to address a community problem or heartbreak. This mural focused on the heartbreak caused by Covid and was completed with the contribution of 53 people from across the country, 17 of whom lost loved ones to the virus. It is tangible evidence that collaborative art-making can turn pain into purpose. 
The mural gives homage to the grassroots activism of Marked By Covid, an organization dedicated to establishing a national day of mourning and holding politicians and policy makers accountable for their pasts failures that resulted in the unnecessary death of over 500,000 Americans. 

Many thanks to those of you who’ve supported me and special thanks to Laurie Marshall, founder of the Singing Tree Project, for her mentorship during this remarkable journey. I am grateful.

2021

The Olive Singing Tree of Health

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The Restorative Justice Singing Tree co-designed with AIMS high school students focusing on repairing harm and building trust.  Funding from Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, California Arts Council, the Peaceful World Foundation and Oakstop.

2020

AIMS High School Restorative Justice Singing Tree

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City Managers in Washington, DC ended their George Washington University Leadership Training Program by reflecting on their experience together in the Singing Tree of Excellence.

2019

The Municipal Program Managers Singing Tree of Excellence

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Created Singing Trees with Mindful Parent groups in Marquette and Munising, Michigan,   The Marquette group chose to honor the White Pine, the Munising group chose to honor the Birch Tree.  Turns out these two species of trees send each other sugar  - the White Pine sends sugar to the Birch in the winter and the Birch sends sugar to the White Pine in the summer.  It's lovely for parents to support each other and to be supported by the Great Start Collaborative!!!

2018

The Marquette-Alger Singing Tree™ of Healthy Families

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The Oak Singing Tree of Service, created with George Washington University's leadership certificate program.

2017

Oak Singing Tree™ of Service

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Mt. Shasta Singing Tree

2015

Mt Shasta Singing Tree

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The Bay Laurel Singing Tree of Curiosity

2017

The Bay Laurel Singing Tree of Curiosity

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SingingTree of What Truly Matters, hosted by Aimée Lyndon-Adams and Karen Halseth, strengthened, clarified and amplified the power of Feminine Leadership.

2016

The Singing Tree of What Truly Matters

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Cyprus Singing Tree of Peace. Created by Everett Middle School students in San Francisco, Ca.

2010

Cypress Singing Tree of Peace

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The Seasons of Hope Singing Trees, made with homeless and formerly homeless kids who led with 1000 young people to create these four murals in Marin County, California.

2012

Seasons of Hope Singing Tree – Spring of Sustainability

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The Baka Singing Tree of Thanks

2012

The Baka Singing Tree of Thanks

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Made with 350.org and Bioneers

2010

Redwood Singing Tree of 350

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The Pieces of Peace Dogwood Singing Tree facilitated by Jane Gabrielle

2023

The Pieces of Peace Dogwood Singing Tree

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Work in progress

2022

The Kyangwali Singing Tree of Healing the Trauma of War

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Made in Cyprus

2022

Cyprus Singing Tree Of Peace

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THE SINGING TREE OF LOVE OUT OF DARKNESS - done as a group effort at Rush Ranch, in the Crescent Moon Center's pilot program, with the wonderful help from the Singing Tree Project. Made with the amazing women of the Crescent Moon Center.  This visionary program combines horses, poetry and art.  Collaboration and celebration.

2021

Singing Tree of Love Born Out of the Darkness

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The Willow Singing Tree of Celebrating Our True Value was done in collaboration and support from  Multicultural Cumbria, Furness Multicultural Community Forum, and Cumbria International Women's Network. Altogether there were women representing Ireland, Syria, France, Poland, Nigeria, Iran, India, Bangladesh, Germany,  England, Afghanistan, Turkey, Japan,  Greece, Spain and Lebanon.

2021

The Willow Singing Tree of Celebrating Our True Value

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The Banyan Singing Tree of the Beloved Community, created as the final reflections for the coaching program of George Washington University's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.  The leaves symbolize the gifts the coaches hope to give with their new skills.  The birds symbolize their dreams for themselves as a coach.  The butterflies symbolize the transformation that occurred in their program.   Such a creative way to wrap up an academic program.

2020

The Banyan Singing Tree of the Beloved Community

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A mini-Singing Tree at McKinley Elementary School in Burlingame, CA completed today. 100 kids during recess two days in a row. Such a positive school community. First time honoring a bulldog mascot!! I'm excited to partner with Michelle Holdt and Arts Ed Matters in this project. We're celebrating Art Education Month.

2019

The McKinley Singing Tree of One Heart

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Fiji Singing Tree of Climate Change made on a little island in the Yasawa, it was installed by flashlight at night in a village with no electricity.  Because of the cool reefs, the Singing Tree Team could only travel at high tide, which was after sunset.

2018

Fiji Singing Tree of Climate Change

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Jane Goodall Singing Tree of Love

2017

Jane Goodall Singing Tree™ of Love

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The Singing Tree of Stillness in the Fire, made at Ananda Laurelwood, Laurelwood, Oregon. 20” x 30" Part of Awakening Arts Academy

2018

The Maple Singing Tree of Nature’s Mystery

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My high school and Geyserville elementary are the only two schools in the district. I collaborated with the kinder class that my son was In at the time. After the mural was painted I brought it with the leaves and birds to the annual Geyserville Fall Colors event and set up a booth where community members contributed.  With the elementary and high school student bird and leaves and the communities we put it together. Shortly after, a few students of mine from my elective class and I went over to the elementary during a gratitude ceremony for the first responders and presented it with the kids at the assembly sharing the origin of your singing tree and our community story and vision for the tree. I’ll send pics.  It was magical. - Amy Wilson

2017

Phoenix Singing Tree

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"The Singing Tree of Teaching for Sustainable Communities" at Sonoma State University, magnificently organized by Michelle Mazzeo and Emily Schell. 30 dedicated, passionate educators connecting to empower young people to use their genius to heal our earth, our communities.

2017

The Singing Tree of Teaching for Sustainable Communities

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Arts in April Singing Tree the driving question "What is your wish for the arts in Napa?"

2015

Arts in April Singing Tree

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Young people from different religions and ethnic groups in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzogivinia collaborated to create a Singing Tree mural. In the process,  they learn team-building and leadership skills. Create Peace Project of San Francisco joined with ArtGrupa of Sarajevo to carry out this team-building project. (Partners - Create Peace Project, Art Grupa). 
 The Singing Tree was part of the International Peace Convention to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War War in the place where it began.  500 children and their families contributed to the mural at the Children’s Festival, which began as a healing gathering after the conflicts of the 1990’s ended.

2014

Sarajevo Singing Tree of Renewed Togetherness

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The Seasons of Hope Singing Trees, made with homeless and formerly homeless kids who led with 1000 young people to create these four murals in Marin County, California

2012

Seasons of Hope Singing Tree- Autumn of Abundance