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Living Masquerades: Blue Lady and the Art of Revelry

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blue Lady
Living Masquerades
Jean Ockuly, a.k.a. Blue Lady

The exhibition “Living Masquerades” comes to life in a curated program of international music and costume making. This outdoor/indoor celebration welcomes the campus and local community to celebrate diversity and culture and all that it means to carnival. The celebration is free and open to all. No reservation required.

Program and Music groups

  •  4-6 p.m. — Costume making (in the Wilson Library Collaboration Studio)
Outdoors, Musical performances in the plaza outside Wilson Library
  • 5-5:45 p.m. — Pan Dimensions
  • 5:45-6 p.m. — Free Range Orchestra and Choir
  • 6-6:30 p.m. — Heart and Soul Drum Academy
  • 6:30-7 p.m. — Batucada Do Norte
Light refreshments will be available. In case of inclement weather, the event will be slightly modified and held in Wilson Library.

About the exhibition

Living Masquerades: Blue Lady and the Art of Revelry
Exhibition Dates: Feb. 25 to May 28, 2022
Artist: Jean Ockuly, Blue Lady
Curator: Deborah Ultan, Arts & Design Librarian
Social Justice Library Intern: Madisen Rogers
Festivals, masquerades, carnivals, pageants, and parades are part of almost every culture as cathartic revelry. The nature of these ritualistic gatherings is organic to human nature as is the need to exercise our identity in forms of fantasy that ignite the human spirit. Local Minneapolis artist, Jeanie Ockuly, a.k.a. Blue Lady, invites us to parade in costumes made of sequins, jewels, paint, or mud to mock and/or revel in all of life that is beautiful and atrocious in order to let go, celebrate, and heal.

Event details

What: Exhibit celebration | Living Masquerades: Blue Lady and the Art of Revelry
When: Friday, April 29, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Wilson Library, celebrations and music in the plaza outside the library, with costume making in the Wilson Research Collaboration Studio. In case of inclement weather, the event will be slightly modified and held in Wilson Library.

Details

Date:
April 29
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

University of Minnesota Libraries
Phone:
612-624-4520
Email:
libevent@umn.edu
Website:
http://www.lib.umn.edu

Venue

Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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