30 Sep Goaldiggers The Sankofa Project Featured at AUTUMN LEAVES
Our Goaldiggers The Sankofa Project Girls were excited to be featured during this amazing art installation and were forever impacted by all that was shared. Thank you Peter Bruun for including us in such an enlightening project.
The Birch Group
As with the all 7 Autumn Leaves events and exhibition, The Birch Group event is FREE and open to the public, and takes place in the context of an art exhibition featuring portraits by E.L. Briscoe, Zöe Charlton, Ian MacLean Davis, Paris Johnson, Tiffany Jones, Nicole Buckingham Kern, and Ernest Shaw, and 49 symbolic drawings by Peter Bruun.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive soon after the doors open to have time to view the art, see slideshows created by the “leaves,” enjoy light fare and refreshments (courtesy The Classic Catering People), and mingle with one another before the presentation begins.
Performances from Goaldiggers: The Sankofa Project and Art Vandalay punctuate the event’s 7 “leaves” each taking 7 minutes to share from the stage reflections on three questions: “What gives your life meaning? How do you think about your own dying, or passing? What do you have to say to young people, or what advice would you give your 21 year-old self?”
About Autumn Leaves:
A multi-generational project of Bruun Studios taking place fall 2014 at Area 405, Autumn Leaves brings people together in reflection and celebration of our lives. Using art (an exhibition of 49 portraits by 7 different artists and drawings by Peter Bruun), performance and communal sharing, Autumn Leaves shines a light on Baltimoreans we otherwise might not know, offering a model of healthy community: accepting, empowering, and loving.
Each of 7 FREE events presents a different group of participants, all with something to offer the occasion: visual artists and writers exhibit works and words; youth art groups perform and provide a sense of ritual; “leaves” share autobiographical slide shows and ruminations on meaning; and hosts frame an overall experience all about the autumnal time of our lives.
Come to one event, or come to them all: each is its own rich experience.
49 individuals age 50 or older (leaves) are the subject of Autumn Leaves. At each event, 7 leaves share thoughts on three questions: “What gives your life meaning? How do you think about your own dying, or passing? What do you have to say to young people coming after you, or what advice would you give your 21 year-old self?”