Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Reclaiming Basketry: Working Through Stigma to Reach Creative PotentialMinnesota History Center Library Gallery
Tue., October 9 at 6:30 pm
- ASL Interpretation
About the Show
Exhibit: Sept. 25 – Dec. 15, 2018. Reception: Sept. 25, 5:00-8:00; Lecture: Oct. 9, 6:30-8:00.
Artist Talk Presented by Martha Bird
As part of her exhibit on Weaving Wellness: Art, Community, and Mental Health Resilience (SEE Sept. 25 calendar), Martha Bird will give a lecture showing basketry from past to present as a tool for healing and empowerment. Using her own experiences as well as research, she will touch on the impact of stigma on creative expression, challenge everyday references that are often shrugged off that contribute to perpetuating stereotypes of a medium, and show how raising awareness and naming problems can help achieve creative potential. This lecture pairs with World Mental Health Day (October 10 each year).
La RondineMinnesota Opera at the Ordway
Tue., October 9 at 7:30 pm
About the Show
Oct. 6-14, 2018.
By Giacomo Puccini.
Which Life Would You Choose? From the composer of Madame Butterfly and La Bohème, this rarely performed gem tells the story of an unlikely relationship between Magda, a high-society woman and a naïve, handsome poet. But the fate of their courtship is uncertain as Magda is torn between the life she wants and the life she knows. Puccini’s achingly beautiful score charmingly conveys the romantic bliss and irrational desires of unexpected lovers. Wistful and nostalgic, La Rondine (“The Swallow”) revels in the gaiety of Paris, the stinging sorrow of regret, and the sensual richness of love.