the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: July 17, 2010 from 4:30pm to 5pm
Location: Elm Street Plaza (between Starbucks & Chipotle Grill)
Street: Elm Street Plaza (between Starbucks & Chipotle Grill)
Website or Map: http://www.somervilleartscoun…
Event Type: stories, in, concert
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2010
ArtBeat by day: Sat., July 17th Elm Street Plaza
(between Starbucks & Chipotle Grill)
the living art of storytelling in MA, presents professional storytellers - Andrea Lovett, Doria Hughes, Norah Dooley & Stu Mendelson. Come listen as they make a "splash" at ArtBeat 2010, weaving together multicultural stories about water from around the world. Ride the "wave of storytelling" to a perfect ending for Artbeat 2010!
Wet, cool, blue. Water is both life sustaining and a force of nature— and we think, an appropriate theme for a steamy summer festival! We encourage artists to explore water in its many forms—rain, puddles, ponds, oceans, ice floes. Or consider how we trap, transport and market water—via damns, pipes and fancy designer bottles. We hope environmentalists will address shrinking water supplies, the politics of water and water pollution. Conversely, we also hope some artists interpret the theme more playfully, exploring water-related activities like fishing, surfing and sailing. Provocative interpretations are also encouraged: Will Somerville's Mystic River be home to hydroponic farmers in years to come? Will Davis Square be under water in 2500? Water has inspired artists for centuries— consider J.M.W. Turner’s tempestuous seas or Handel’s Water music...