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Bajo El Sol and The Gri Gri Project Present Mask Making as a Tool for Community Expression & Healing
June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mask Making as a Tool for Community Expression and Healing in the Aftermath!
The Arts & Culture Recovery Committee of St. John (ACRC) which includes such organizations as The St. John School of the Arts, The Community Foundation of St. John, JANCO and the Gri Gri Project would like to invite you to participate in our project: Mask Making as a Tool for Community Expression and Healing in the Aftermath of the 2017 Hurricane Season.
This project will mirror a variety of community public art and art therapy projects that have been successful in supporting the emotional and social recovery process after a disaster.
Mask-making has had spiritual and social functions globally, and mask-making and masquerading traditions have come to the Caribbean region via African and European cultures. Our project proposes that the practice of mask-making can be therapeutic for the St. John community in the aftermath of the major hurricanes that affected the island in 2017. We encourage participants to imagine new identities, new selves, new ways of being in the storms’ aftermath. The masks can be purely imaginative or have elements of social commentary.
Workshops are free and art supplies are included. We encourage participants to bring found objects to embellish your masks Contact Priscilla at 340-690-9528 for further information.
Community Art Workshops:
Thursday June 7th at Bajo El Sol from 6pm to 8pm
Saturday June 9th at Pickles in Coral Bay from 1pm to 3pm
Saturday June 9th at Bajo El Sol in Cruz Bay from 4pm to 6pm
Thursday June 14th at Bajo El Sol in Cruz Bay from 6pm to 8pm