Brockton MA events. African Folklore & Ekphrastic Poetry: Two Brockton arts organizations (Indaba Theater of Brockton & Brockton Arts Poetry) build performances inspired by Fuller Craft Museum exhibition The Stories We Tell.
The Golden Box of Stories: A Tale Anansi Told, a play by Indaba Theater of Brockton. Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm. $8 Members, $8 for Children 12 and under, $10 students, $12 Nonmembers.
Ekphrastic Poetry Reading The Stories We Tell. Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Admission to the reading and reception is included with admission fee to the Museum. Poets who intend to read at the open mic may enter at no charge and must sign up at the front desk.
As collaborations go, this has been a fruitful year for Fuller Craft Museum. The Museum has seen a number of creative collaborations with local arts groups, which not only invite new audiences into the Museum, but also help describe current exhibitions. The Stories We Tell: Works by Tommy Simpson, Michelle Holzapfel, and Binh Pho is a fascinating exhibition by three wood artists/turners who incorporate a narrative element into their work. And so the Museum invited Indaba Theater and Brockton Art Poetry to build upon the theme of storytelling, by telling their own stories in their own media: theater and poetry. This collaboration was made possible through funding from the Brockton Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Indaba Theater of Brockton chose to present The Golden Box of Stories: A Tale Anansi Told”, a play adapted from the West African folktale A Story, A Story by Director Frank A. Shefton. This 45 minute play will feature traditional african drumming, dance, and african masks designed especially for this play in Eric Bornsteins African Mask Making workshop. Bring the family, Thursday, June 5, 7:00 pm to enjoy this wonderful story.
Brockton Arts Poetry brought together the most esteemed poets from the region to write poetry about The Stories We Tell exhibition and a chapbook of that poetry was printed. The reading and reception on Saturday, June 7 1:00 pm is a time to celebrate the poets and their writing, the artist and their artwork, and the chapbook that was produced The Stories We Tell. This ekphrastic chapbook project is a collaboration by Fuller Craft Museum and the Brockton Arts Poetry Series, which meets every third Saturday at the Museum. Refreshments will be served. Admission to the reading and reception is included with admission fee to the Museum. Poets who intend to read at the open mic may enter at no charge and must sign up at the front desk. Are you a Fuller Craft Museum member? Now is a great time to use that free admission for an truly engaging program. Nonmembers, now is a great time and a great reason to join.
Brockton MA events. The schedule of the ekphrastic reading and reception is as follows:
1:00 Select young featured poets read their ekphrastic poetry.
1:30 open mic bring your own poetry to share.
2:00 3:30 Readings from The Stories We Tell chapbook.
3:30 Roam the galleries and see the show for yourself before it closes on June 15.
Poets featured in The Stories We Tell chapbook: Ben Berman, Everett Hoagland, Winston F. Bolton, Faye George, Nancy Morgan Boucher, Nancy Brady Cunningham, Tomas OLeary, Dana Rowe, Richard E. Berg, Sheila Mullen Twyman, Tom Daley, Regie OHare Gibson, Ryk McIntyre, Kris Weinrich, and Arne Danielson.
Artists whose artwork inspired the book: Tommy Simpson, Michelle Holzapfel, Binh Pho, David Lang, John Cederquist, and Jerry Alonzo.
Brockton MA events. Fuller Craft Museum is located at 455 Oak St. in Brockton, MA. http://fullercraft.org/