Bill Mefford, Executive Director of the Festival Center, was recently interviewed by John Noltner, creator of A Peace of My Mind.
A Peace of My Mind is a multimedia arts project, created by award-winning photographer John Noltner, that uses portraits and personal stories to bridge divides and encourage dialogue around important issues. Through exhibits, workshops, lectures, on-site studios, and distance learning, A Peace of My Mind leads transformative experiences that help a polarized world rediscover the common humanity that connects us.
In the interview Bill reflects on the mission of the Festival Center. “We like to say, we live at the intersection of hospitality and justice. It’s not just about welcoming people into our doors. It’s about entering into solidarity with people who’ve been systematically marginalized, systematically dehumanized.“