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The Art of Grief: Mary Plaster & Community Artist



Opening Reception: Sat., Nov. 4, 4-6 p.m. :: DAI Steffl Gallery & Depot Great Hall

On View: Nov. 4 - Dec. 1, 2017 :: DAI John Steffl Gallery

All Souls Night: Sat., Nov. 4, 5-9 p.m. :: Details https://maryplaster.life/all-souls-night/


In 2008 Mary Plaster guest curated "Effigies of Peace and Protest: The Art of Social Activism" at the DAI, which featured four decades of historically significant street theatre art; the closing reception inspired the first All Souls Night in Duluth. This community-wide celebration is now a treasured annual event that operates under its own auspices, directed by Plaster, who is also an associate artist with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. The 2017 exhibit, "The Art of Grief," celebrates a decade of All Souls Nights. The exhibit reception is timed with All Souls Night 2017, in which world grieving traditions are shared including Dia de los Muertos. The annual event invites guests to wear black or skeleton motifs, have their faces painted, make art, sing, share a loss and a hope, write a poem, and listen to music and spoken word and dance. The event has featured Echoes of Peace, Children of the Wild Ensemble Theatre, Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe stilt walkers, the Brass Messengers band, Mary Plaster and friends' puppets, and Spin Collective flre dancing and drumming.



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Upcoming Exhibits (Details to be Announced)

Laurentian: Paul LaJeunesse & Lake Superior Wood Turners, Nov. 16, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

                                  

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