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October 2019

EXHIBIT: Uncaged Art – Powerful Art Made by Detained Migrant Youth

Wednesday, October 2 | 11:00 am - Thursday, October 31 | 5:00 pm

Photo Courtesy of Justin M. Hamel Photography A rare chance to see powerful art produced by detained migrant youth This free exhibit sponsored by Peterborough Lights for Liberty Coalition and the Mariposa Museum will come to the Mariposa October 2 - 31. A reception on October 9 from 6:30pm to 8pm is open to the public and also free of charge, as is the continuing first floor exhibit. In December 2018 and January 2019, two teachers instructed their students to…

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Peterborough Players Downtown for First Friday

Friday, October 4 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Peterborough Players' popular Players Downtown for First Friday series continues! Program details to be announced - check back soon! These programs are free. Doors open at 5:30pm, programs start at 6pm.

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Feminine Mythology and the Fountain of Trabazon Oracle Deck with Julie Pepper

Saturday, October 5 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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$60

This is a super-special workshop with visiting artist Julie Pepper, whose original paintings are featured in the Fountain of Trabazon exhibit now on display in the Mariposa's third floor gallery! Join us for a workshop on the feminine principal and its many expressions. Julie Pepper will take us on a journey with a guided meditation, and teach us about the many expressions of the sacred feminine through symbolism and mythology. Julie will use the oracle deck she designed, The Fountain…

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Reception for Uncaged Art Exhibit

Wednesday, October 9 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This reception for the Uncaged Art exhibit (on display at Mariposa through a partnership with the Peterborough Lights for Liberty Coalition) will offer a rare chance to hear from a speaker who has been at the border, see powerful art produced by detained migrant youth, and support the cause of migrant children and families. This reception is free and open to the public, as is the exhibit. The reception will include a keynote address by Glen Ring, a former social…

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Eye on Iran – Reflections of Two Peace Corps Volunteers Who Lived There

Thursday, October 17 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Peterborough residents Tom Westheimer and Ron McIntire, who both served in Iran as U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, revisit that often misunderstood land via the lens of Dutch documentarian Thomas Erdbrink. Married to Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian, Erdbrink has worked in Iran as a correspondent for the New York Times and appeared in the two-episode series Our Man in Tehran which was first aired on PBS's Frontline in 2018. Because this documentary is too long to view in its entirety in…

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Community Conversation: Next Steps on Detention of Migrant Families and Children

Tuesday, October 22 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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In conjunction with the Uncaged Art exhibit currently on display at Mariposa, the museum will host an interactive community conversation with three NH experts about next steps for action around the detention of migrant families and children. Guest speakers will include: Susan Hay, Founding Member of Project Home Asma Elhuni, Lead Organizer of United Valley Interfaith Project Maggie Fogarty, Co-Director of the NH Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) An interactive dialogue with Monadnock Region neighbors will follow,…

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“East Show Time” – Paintings by Lin Chia-Hung

Wednesday, October 23 | 11:00 am - Sunday, November 3 | 5:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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The Mariposa has opened a limited-run exhibition of paintings by Taiwanese artist Lin Chia-Hung, titled “East Show Time.” Lin’s paintings, drawing on the tradition of Japanese manga, have won him many awards at international art expositions and his paintings are included in the collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Manga refers to the distinctively stylized graphic novels and comic books that parallel the Japanese anime film genre. Combining a background as a portrait painter with experience as…

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Salon with Mary Catherine Bateson: “Learning from Another Culture”

Friday, October 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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The Mariposa invites you to the next "salon" with renowned writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson on the evening of Friday, October 25 from 7pm to 8:30pm. The topic of this salon, the second in a monthly series, will be "Learning from Another Culture". We will think back to moments when an encounter with another culture has puzzled or disturbed us - and when we learned something important from that encounter. We'll also ask: How did we learn? What…

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November 2019

Peterborough Players Downtown for First Friday

Friday, November 1 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Peterborough Players' popular Players Downtown for First Friday series continues! Program details to be announced - check back soon! These programs are free. Doors open at 5:30pm, programs start at 6pm.

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ARTIST TALK: Cheryl Lawrence on Democracy in Action and the Art of Katazome

Wednesday, November 6 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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Free – $8

  On Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30pm, textile artist Cheryl Lawrence from Whidbey Island, Washington will offer an artist talk to mark the opening of her exhibit, Democracy in Action: Celebrating the Women of the 116th Congress, at the Mariposa. Lawrence specializes in both natural dyeing and katazome, a Japanese style of stencil dyeing. She will speak about her latest project - on display at the Mariposa from November 5, 2019 to January 5, 2020 - which combines her political,…

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