Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist features Arts for Martin at Arcadia Charter School with Bob Gregory-Bjorklund and Sam Wilmot.
Arts for Martin: Gathering Community, Creating Art Celebrating Martin Luther King
Friday, 18 January 2019 @ 7PM
Arcadia Charter School, 1719 Cannon Road (behind Perkins restaurant.)
Admission is free. arcadiacharterschool.org
Join Northfield’s performing artists- from all disciplines, all ages and all levels, novice to professional- for our fifteenth annual evening of reflection on the life and work of Martin Luther King.
The arts are the evening’s unifying factor. Music, dance, spoken word, poetry and visual art meld together into a performance that thoughtfully and intentionally speaks to the legacy Dr. King left us.
Guest presenter is Paul Briggs, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at St. Olaf College. Convinced that art can help us grow spiritually, his art work and research center around art making as a spiritual practice. Paul earned an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University.
Professor Briggs states, “I will be talking about how Dr. King shared his life for what he believed. We do not honor Dr. King because he was a perfect person, but because he believed we could all be better human beings. I am fascinated by how he fully shared his life on behalf of all people. When we teach our children to share, is there a time in life when we expect them to stop growing in this human characteristic? I think Dr. King’s life is an example of the kind of creative sharing that is possible for us all.”
Professor Briggs will be joined by the St. Olaf Gospel Choir, Dance Professor Arneshia Williams, The Prairie Creek Orchestra, the A for M Band led by Craig Wasner, the A for M Community Choir, the Arcadia Dancers and the Laura Baker Choir. Also included is the artwork of Alden Cristofaro-Hark.
We invite you to join us for this meaningful celebration Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM at at Arcadia Charter School, 1719 Cannon Road (behind Perkins restaurant.) Admission is free. For further information call 663-8806, extension 212.