BONUS Workshops Come With A Complimentary Performance Ticket
BOX OF SORROWS: Offering Reverence, Tending Grief
Workshop- Wednesday, April 19th 6-8:30pm Ends with an Exhibition of the Boxes Blue Room in CitySpace (Old Town Hall) 43 Main St. Easthampton, MA 01027
The enormity of our grief over species and habitat losses is immeasurable and constant. Join Altar artist Susannah Crolius as she gently guides you through a meditative and creative process of tending this grief by making a Box of Sorrows. The process of creating this box is both prayer and ritual, offering a visual way to hold the multitude of emotions that inhabit us. Eclectic, recycled materials will be provided. Enjoy having your artwork exhibited as part of our culminating events.
About the Facilitator Susannah Crolius, M. Div. is a spiritual director, retreat leader, artist and writer. She is the founder of the art + soul community. Susannah’s spiritual and creative life cannot be separated. Artmaking is her spiritual practice and her form of storytelling. Susannah’s found object altars and shrines mark sacred space where the deepest stories can emerge, offering quiet veneration to the fluid and surprising life of the inner spirit. You can find out more at artandsoulwm.org
Workshop- Thursday, April 20th 6-8:30pm Ends with an Exhibition of the Puppets Blue Room in CitySpace (Old Town Hall) 43 Main St. Easthampton, MA 01027
How can objects found around the house be brought to life? What stories do they have to tell? Engage with others, discover objects that are precious and recognize the cost of knick knacks on the planet. Have fun creating puppet characters, and begin the magic of animating puppets made of a crumpled paper, an old baby blanket, a discarded umbrella. Explore sustainability in a completely new creative hands on approach. Enjoy having your new puppets exhibited as part of our culminating events.
About the Facilitator Jean Minuchin founder/director of World and Eye Arts Center, produces hands-on workshops and programming focused on social issues through the arts. Jean has a masters in Theater Education and 25 + years in arts education in schools and community. Jean believes in creating communities of creativity. As in artist, she cultivates her own hybrid form of visual theater. Recent plays written, performed and toured by Jean include “Beneath the Hood” a solo mask play exploring outcasts in a fictional community, “Odyssey in the Land of Shadows” a puppet play about the nature of grief and healing, and "Still Life of an Orange and Other Puppet Parables. Her latest work "American Stink Bug" will be performed for the first time as part of the Earth and Fire Arts Fest. www.jeanminuchin.com www.worldandeye.com
Tickets Below: $30
$10 - Card to Culture - discounted rates for up to two eligible individuals WIC, EBT or HealthConnector Cards
Workshop - Saturday, April 22nd 2-6pm Performance of the Collaboration - Saturday, April 22nd 7:30pm Blue Room in CitySpace (Old Town Hall) 43 Main St, Easthampton, MA 01027
Fables teach about wisdom and folly. Through writing, visual images, sound, and movement, our collective art making will build new and original fables to guide us in the days ahead. No art experience necessary. Come and enjoy collaboration in a group process that will lead you to performance.
About the Facilitator Dr. Terry Jenoure, musician, visual artist and educator from the Bronx, was born into a Puerto Rican and Jamaican family. She has performed in major festivals in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Eastern Europe.Terry Jenoure has masters and doctoral degrees in Education and was an Adjunct Faculty member at Lesley University’s graduate School of Education for 18 years while concurrently serving as Director of Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass Amherst for three decades. https://www.terryjenoure.com Tickets Below: $35
$10 - Card to Culture- discounted rates for up to two eligible individuals WIC, EBT or HealthConnector Cards
Workshop - Sunday April 23 10-12pm Group Lunch: Bring your own lunch and water, and healthy snacks to share
1-2pm Parade - Invite Your friends and Family! Costumes Welcome!
Blue Room in CitySpace (Old Town Hall) 43 Main St, Easthampton, MA 01027
Become an art activist by creating your own eye-catching art object while also learning to tap into your most courageous self with a guided meditation by Beth Fairservis. Then join in the World We Love~Earth Day Parade!
About the Facilitator Beth Fairservis, MPC is a Body-Centered Counselor and theater artist. She has been practicing Puppetry, Theater Arts, and dance for over 30 years. She began her theater and dance career at age 4 at the Sharon Playhouse and performed numerous times as a child actor. She has studied Theater and Improvisation with Meredith Monk, Rachel Rosenthal, Ricardo Puccetti, Double Edge Theater and SandGlass Puppet Theater, and with many teachers at Earthdance Center for Improvisation. For the past 12 years Beth has been collaborating with Climate Action Now in producing giant puppet street events and protests in Western Mass. She recently wrote and performed the "The Ballad of the Flood” about the dam disaster of 1874 in Williamsburg, MA, She also co-created "Inch by Inch", a play about the importance of growing food in changing times. She is a graduate of Vassar College and has a Masters in Buddhist Psychology from the Graduate Theological Foundation. She lives with her husband cellist Stephen Katz in the hills of Western Mass.
Tickets Below: $25 regular ticket $15 Family Rate - for the whole family (parents with kids)
Card to Culture- discounted rates for up to two eligible individuals WIC, EBT or HealthConnector Cards (THIS CATEGORY IS SOLD OUT) No
In order to care for elders and immune compromised masks are required for all indoor events
Be aware that photos might be taken during workshops and events
World and Eye believes the arts are to be enjoyed and accessed by all. If you have a disability and need additional accommodations please let us know within 2 days of your event so we can make any necessary adjustments. Contact Jean with any questions: email@example.com
This program is supported in part by grants from the Easthampton Cultural Council, a local agency and the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency and by the Mass Cultural Council Festival Grant.