EVENTS

  • MassQ Ball 2022: Origin
    Sat, Jul 09
    Conifer Forest
    Jul 09, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Conifer Forest, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    The MassQ Ball 2022 will feature the diverse artistic expressions of and for Boston’s communities of color. A space for connection and healing, this intergenerational, cross-cultural exhibition of the arts asks the question “If we, together, could author our own creation story, what would we create?
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  • Making of Ceremonial Vessels w/ Pampi
    Jun 26, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Hemlock Hill, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Led by Bengali culture worker Pampi, this audience participatory workshop allows attendees to weave love letters into hand-crafted ceremonial vessels to their loved ones. Vessel will be fashioned out of natural materials sourced from the grounds of the Arboretum and displayed in the MassQ Ball.
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  • MassQing Workshop w/ Daniel
    Sat, Jun 04
    Leventritt Garden Pavilion
    Jun 04, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Leventritt Garden Pavilion, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Learn the origin, technique and meaning behind Daniel's artistic practice of MassQing, which uses the human face as a canvas to reveal one's inner state. Engage firsthand in the conception and creation of your own MassQ.
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  • Making a Mythos Workshop w/ Taylor
    Sat, May 21
    Bradley Rose Garden
    May 21, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Bradley Rose Garden, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Led by Castle of our Skins’ Director of Education Taylor Lena McTootle, “Making a Mythos” focuses on the creative power of storytelling. Young participants will experience firsthand how fictional tales can reflect our cultural values and create them. Appropriate for youth ages 8-12 years old.
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  • African Folklore Lecture w/ Liseli
    Sat, May 14
    Hunnewell Lecture Hall
    May 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Hunnewell Lecture Hall, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Dr. Liseli A. Fitzpatrick, a Trinidadian-scholar in the field of African Diasporic cosmologies and sacred ontologies, will lead an engaging lecture and discussion exploring African mythologies and folkloric cultures.
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  • Soul: An Ancestor Workshop w/ Marlanda
    Sat, Apr 30
    Hunnewell Visitor Center
    Apr 30, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Hunnewell Visitor Center, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Led by poet and Castle of our Skins’ Shirley Graham Du Bois Creative in Residence Marlanda Dekine, this participatory workshop will use writing and meditation to consider how our individual origin stories and ancestries influence our being.
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  • Identity | Culture | Arts - Panel
    Sat, Mar 26
    Weld Hill + live streamed
    Mar 26, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    Weld Hill + live streamed, 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    A panel discussion featuring visual activist L’Merchie Frazier, dancer Jenny Oliver, and restauranter Biplaw Rai, this event explores the deeply intertwined relationship between identity, artistic expression, and how both can be leveraged for cross cultural connectivity. In-person & livestreamed.
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