First Friday, March 2nd 5-9pm. New Exhibition Becoming—The Child’s Journey to Adulthood opens with the Gallery Exhibit: The World’s Children , photographs by Stan Fry and concert by Animaterra Women's Chorus
On Friday March 2nd the Mariposa Museum will open their new exhibition Becoming—The Child’s Journey to Adulthood. From 6-7 pm there will be a reception for the new Gallery Exhibit The World’s Children, photographs by Stan Fry and at 7pm Animaterra will perform Lullabies and Lifelines under the direction of Heather Bower.
The exhibition which begins March 2nd and runs through mid July will show how children play, work and learn in different cultures and how these activities prepare them for adulthood. The exhibit, programs and performances will look at the way children learn from their parents and grandparents as they grow and how elders pass knowledge, values and skills down to their young. The many events include performances of Greek Dance, world music on instruments from the rain forest in Ricardo Frota’s program Ecology of Sound, a dramatic reading by Pamela White and Warren Hammach and talks by Liz Thomas, Caitlin Mullin, Mary Catherine Bateson, David Sobel and Lily Yeh. Additionally, Kathy Manfre has created a new Theatre production that will be performed at the end of May. The entire schedule can be found on the Mariposa website at www.mariposamuseum.org
Stan Fry’s photographs for the Gallery Exhibit The World’s Children are of children from many parts of the world, mostly from undeveloped countries such as South Africa, Peru, and Southeast Asia and will include new photographs more recently taken of children from Vietnam, Hmong peoples from the China border, Cambodia and Laos. The photos will be on exhibit through the month of March.
At 7pm Animaterra’s performance Lullabies and Lifelines will celebrate songs of motherhood and women’s experiences.
Animaterra Women's Chorus is celebrating its 15th birthday this spring. Born in 1997, conceived by artistic director Allison Aldrich and a group of women who wished to sing together, we have grown to 60-strong and sing music of the world's traditions, focusing on themes of peace, justice, and what it means to be human.
Assistant Director Heather Bower studied music at Keene State College and has taught privately and in the local schools for many years. She has sung with Animaterra almost since its beginning.
From 5-6pm is KidCraft:Spring
All events for First Friday are free and open to the public. Mariposa is wheelchair accessible
For additional information contact the Mariposa at 603-924-4555 or firstname.lastname@example.org