Join us in celebrating the Power of Her at ArtsWave Days at Kennedy Heights Arts Center!
On Saturday, March 7, KHAC’s Lindner Annex will be filled with hands-on art, music, dance and theatre experiences for all ages, that highlight and celebrate women artists. It’s all free as part of the 2020 ArtsWave Community Campaign!
ArtsWave Days, brought to you by Macy’s, is a showcase of exciting arts experiences that you make possible when you support ArtsWave. It takes tens of thousands of generous individuals and businesses coming together to fund Greater Cincinnati’s vibrant arts. Experience it firsthand!
Here’s the line-up:
10-10:45 am – The Power of Her Art Workshop
Learn about Lorna Simpson, a contemporary African-American photographer and multimedia artist who uses photography, video and collage to explore identity – then make your own mixed media collage inspired by her work. Arts educator Tausha Cox will lead this fun, hands-on workshop.
11-11:45 am – Mandala Workshop with Radha Lakshmi
Create a large mandala using rice powder and colored sand with artist Radha Lakshmi, based on traditional cultural practices of India. Living in the moment as a mindful practice, the art of creating kolums (mandalas) originated over thousands of years by women in Southern India and manifested into meaningful daily rituals.
12-12:45pm – Music Performance by Tracy Walker & Liz Wu
Singer Tracy Walker and percussionist Liz Wu team up to perform energetic and uplifting songs including spirituals, jazz standards, pop favorites and originals – and invite you to join in.
1-1:45pm – 4Way String Quartet
4-Way offers program of string quartets entitled “Front and Center”, highlighting women composers from the meditative – by the 11th century’s Hildegard von Bingen to dynamic, propulsive works of today. We’ll hear music by composers who struggled to be recognized, both in their own time and afterwards, including Germaine Tailleferre, who changed her last name when her father refused to pay for her music lessons, and Florence Price, who overcame both discrimination and domestic abuse to become one of the pre-eminent African-American composers of the 20th century.
2-2:45pm – The In(HEIR)itance Project
Explore the city we call home through interactive art stations with innovative theatre maker Ariel Warmflash of The In[HEIR]itance Project. Design your own secret code use, draw on graffiti walls, write letters, and create a map to Freedom. Your interactions will help build material for an original play that examines the history of Cincinnati alongside the narrative of the book of Exodus and will take place in June.
3-3:45pm – MamLuft&Co Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance provides an hour of dance performances and participatory activities led by women, about women. You Are Mine! and Solos for Woman are pieces about the very different, inner struggles of two women, performed by ML&Co members. During the activities, both adults and children will be encouraged to explore movement in a safe and fun environment.
10 am – 3 pm (lobby/gallery) – Create!
Learn about outsider artist Judith Scott and contribute to a collaborative sculpture inspired by her work! Drop in anytime; stay 15 minutes or an hour or more.
ArtsWave Days is brought to you by Macy’s. Series sponsorship from Frisch’s Big Boy and Official Print Media Sponsorship from Enquirer Media.