Events

  • Wed
    26
    Jul
    2017
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.~ at Mariposa

    Art and Writing with Susan Brown and Patrice Pinette

    The following workshops are inspired by the art of Susan Prince Thompson. Susan’s delight in things visual, tactile and verbal weaves throughout her works and words.

    Susan Brown

    Susan Brown


    Patrice Pinette

    Patrice Pinette

    Writing activities will offer opportunities for collaborative wordplay as well as for deepening individual work. Two and three-dimensional art will incorporate many of the materials Susan Thompson used. Art and writing will honor multi-cultural sources and feature surprising new connections.

    I think there is great mystery and power in the life of objects. ~ Susan Prince Thompson

    Elemental: The Magic of Mingling – Blurring the boundaries between our senses, sensibilities and identities, we will create collaborative collages exploring the life-giving energies that arise between opposites: fire and water, earth and air, dark and light, despair and hope.

    Workshop fee: $60.00 Materials fee: $10.00 / Register at Mariposa Museum 603-924-4555

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  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.~ at Mariposa

    Art and Writing with Susan Brown and Patrice Pinette

    The following workshops are inspired by the art of Susan Prince Thompson. Susan’s delight in things visual, tactile and verbal weaves throughout her works and words.

    Susan Brown

    Susan Brown


    Patrice Pinette

    Patrice Pinette

    Writing activities will offer opportunities for collaborative wordplay as well as for deepening individual work. Two and three-dimensional art will incorporate many of the materials Susan Thompson used. Art and writing will honor multi-cultural sources and feature surprising new connections.

    I think there is great mystery and power in the life of objects. ~ Susan Prince Thompson

    Letting Light In – Adding and subtracting techniques in the process of writing poetry and painting/drawing with oil pastels: moving from layers to erasures and from density to white spaces, we will explore the power of contrast.

    Workshop fee: $60.00 Materials fee: $10.00 / Register at Mariposa Museum 603-924-4555

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  • Tue
    15
    Aug
    2017
    7:00 pm

    With Leaf Seligman

    Our stories matter. They connect us, strengthening bonds of community and helping us to talk about issues that divide us politically. In this third circle in our series, participants will share, be heard, and listen attentively. Together, we will create a respectful space that fosters understanding and empathy, in line with Mariposa’s mission “to foster peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries.”

    Leaf Seligman

    Leaf Seligman

    This second Circle in the series will center around the topic of discrimination: the experience of being judged, or judging others, on the basis of characteristics such as speech, dress, skin color, body shape, gender, physical ability, mental health – and not seeing beneath or beyond those characteristics to the whole person while also perpetuating unjust social hierarchies and privilege. We will share stories of those moments when we have felt the hurt of discrimination, and visited that hurt on others. We will reflect on what we have learned from those experiences and how they have shaped our efforts to create healthy community.

    Leaf Seligman has extensive experience teaching and volunteering in prisons and jails since 1984 including a year of jail chaplaincy. She is an adjunct Professor at Keene State College and President of the Monadnock Restorative Community whose mission is to support women reintegrating into the community after incarceration. Leaf is the founder of Restorative Circles Services.

    In today’s world of increasing conflict, Leaf Seligman’s work in bringing together a community for respectful dialogue and understanding is ever more important.

    Why Circles?

    Peacemaking circles derive from the practices and tribal wisdom of Native Americans, where members of a community gather as equals to discuss matters of significance.

  • Wed
    23
    Aug
    2017
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.~ at Mariposa

    Art and Writing with Susan Brown and Patrice Pinette

    The following workshops are inspired by the art of Susan Prince Thompson. Susan’s delight in things visual, tactile and verbal weaves throughout her works and words.

    Susan Brown

    Susan Brown


    Patrice Pinette

    Patrice Pinette

    Writing activities will offer opportunities for collaborative wordplay as well as for deepening individual work. Two and three-dimensional art will incorporate many of the materials Susan Thompson used. Art and writing will honor multi-cultural sources and feature surprising new connections.

    I think there is great mystery and power in the life of objects. ~ Susan Prince Thompson

    Mysterious Life of Objects III: Transforming found objects and composing found poems, we will reanimate that which outlived its prior purpose giving old texts and textiles another lease on life!

    Workshop fee: $60.00 Materials fee: $10.00 / Register at Mariposa Museum 603-924-4555

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  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017
    7:00 pm

    In this improvisational storytelling theatre event, we will explore what's in the way of connecting across societal differences (of age, gender, ability, class, race, religion, etc.)...and the rewards of when we succeed.

    During the 75 minute performance, 6-12 audience members take the risk to tell of important moments from their lives. Four actors and a musician instantly capture the essence of each story through drama, movement, and song.

    A True Story Theater performance is more than just entertainment. Audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their life, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch.

    Admission: $15 in advance (call (603) 924-4555. $20 at door. $25 Supporter. $10 for students and the under-employed. To learn more about the troupe, visit truestorytheatre.com.

  • Mon
    11
    Sep
    2017
    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    In this introductory workshop we'll focus on getting to the heart of the tellers' stories​ and how to name social forces ​of bigger world stories.​ You'll learn the basic approach to Playback Theatre--one of the most widespread forms of social healing theatre as we learn to empathetically embody others' experiences.

    Find community with other creative people, learn​ ​powerful improv and listening skills​, and have fun! Wear loose clothes for ease of motion.

    Participation fee of $20. RSVP required (603) 924-4555.

    For more information about the troupe, please visit truestorytheatre.com