On Friday, May 4th at 6pm the Mariposa will open their new Gallery Exhibit "Grandparents and Their Children" by internationally known photographer, Ken Heyman. Mr. Heyman will speak at 6:30 pm.
Ken Heyman’s serious commitment to photographer began in his student days at Columbia College with successful submission of his photographs to two national photography annuals and also with becoming a student of distinguished anthropologist Margaret Mead. After submitting a photographic essay as a term paper requirement while a student of hers, his friendship and collaboration began and continued for the next twenty years. Not only did he photograph for her field trips projects but also in more than sixty countries.
His photographs have appeared in two books co-authored with Margaret Mead: Family (1965) and World Enough (1976). He has worked for Life Magazine, the US Information Agency and many other photographic agencies. His work has been shown at the MoMA, Hallmark Gallery, International Center for Photography in NYC and The Zabriskie Gallery in Paris. His awards include “The World Understanding Award”, considered one of the top awards in photography. It is given “to honor the photographer whose work has contributed most to a better understanding among the world’s people.”
At 6pm prior to Mr. Heyman’s talk there will be a brief performance by Keene World Harmony Chorus with songs from South Africa, Bulgaria, Quebec, Corsica, Republic of Georgia, and American folk, led by Lynn and Will Rowan of the trio Windborne.
At 7:30pm the Monadock Flutes, under the direction of Denise Nolan, will present a spring concert of music for flute choir including classics from Bach, Handel, Grieg, and Sousa. Monadnock Flutes has been a college-community ensemble for over 20 years. Members are music and particularly flute music lovers from the greater Monadnock Region. Their total music repertoire ranges from classical to pop.
From 5-6pm KidCraft is “Flowers”
First Friday events at Mariposa are free and open to the public.
The First Friday programs are part of the Mariposa Museum’s new exhibition “BECOMING—The Child’s Journey to Adulthood”, that runs from March 2-July 8. A schedule for all of the programs and presentations can be found on their website at www.mariposamuseum.org.
For additional information call the Mariposa at 603-924-4555 or firstname.lastname@example.org