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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Unmask.Unearth is a collaboration between the Percolator, the Lawrence Youth Ensemble and artists KT Walsh and Laura Ramberg. The Lawrence Youth Ensemble has been working with teenagers over the last month and a half to write and perform a play about the Baker-Haskell Wetlands. The cast members have written a script that explores the history, natural environment, and future of the Wetlands in both a serious and comical way. They will perform their piece July 16 and 17 in the east side of South Park and July 23 and 24 at the Percolator.

On Friday, July 23 there will be an art opening at the Percolator about the Wetlands in conjunction with the performance. The show will include art by many community members including: children, professional artists, and wetlands enthusiasts. (Artists can still turn in Wetlands inspired art until the drop off deadline, July 19, 5-9 pm at the Percolator. Call or email 785-218-9507, to coordinate your drop off.)

The Lawrence Youth Ensemble and Laura Ramberg, an art teacher at the Juvenille Detention Center, have been leading theatre and maskmaking classes at the Detention Center that focus on the Wetlands. The students' masks will be used in the performances and displayed at the art show. KT Walsh is creating a huge Wetlands-inspired backdrop for the performances.

So much art!!

Here are the dates...

UNMASK.UNEARTH: Discovering the Wetlands

JULY 16 and 17, Friday and Saturday @ 7pm
SOUTH PARK (east side of park)
Performances by the Lawrence Youth Ensemble

JULY 23, Friday @ 6pm
THE LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (look for the green awnings in the alley behind The Lawrence Art Center)
Art show opening

JULY 23 and 24, Friday and Saturday @ 7pm
Performances by the Lawrence Youth Ensemble

1 comment:

a.k.a. "Joe" said...

This was so cool! Any plans to publish (or just share) the script?? - Joe Harrington