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Community Day: Global Art & Music

Art - Fair/Festival

Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Immerse yourself in Worcester’s global community at WAM Saturday, November 14. Experience a variety of vibrant performances, art-making, and community involvement. Enjoy a lineup of performances, including African drumming, classical Indian dance, Balinese music and dance, more! Have your photograph taken by Hassan Hajjaj, the artist featured in WAM’s current contemporary exhibit, Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars. Then enjoy the musical stylings of urban violinist and singer Marques Toliver, who is featured in the exhibit. Make a drum in our studios and visit our three art carts in the galleries! Help create a temporary art installation with The Revolving Museum. Stop by the community resources fair, and donate blood at the Red Cross mobile blood drive. Half priced admission and free gift for those who donate blood.

Event Schedule:

Access Bridge Opening
Salisbury Entrance, 9:30-10:00am

Hassan Hajajj Photography
Lancaster Lobby, 12pm-3pm
Have your photograph taken by Hassan Hajjaj, the artist featured in WAM’s current contemporary exhibit, Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars. Digital file will be posted on WAM Flickr page after the event.

Music and Dance
Renaissance Court, 11am-4pm

• 11am-11:45am The Agbekor Drum & Dance Society, David Locke, Director
Featuring Ghanaian Master Drummer

• 12pm-12:45pm Odissi Classical Dance of India – Encountering the Divine
Featuring donia salem, Dancer

• 1pm-1:45pm Exploding Rhythms – Indian Tabla Drumming
Featuring Master Tabla Artist Amit Kavthekar

• 2pm-2:45pm Balinese Gamelan Music and Dance
Featuring I Nyoman Windha, I Nyoman Saptanyana

• 3pm-4pm Marques Toliver – Urban Violinist

Introductory comments in between sets by Shirish Korde, distinguished professor of humanities, College of the Holy Cross.

Young Audiences of Massachusetts presents Mystic Paper Beasts
McDonough Court, 11am
The Mystic Paper Beasts theater troupe has been cheered around the globe for their extraordinary collection of simply-made yet expressive mythological masks, ingenious props which transform everyday objects into beasts, beings, tools and treasures, and for the whimsy and exuberance of their performance—a playful style full of rapid changes, dancing, miming, and singing. Sky Tales presents a constellation of Native American Tales from seven different Native nations – tales of the sky gathered like stars from a variety of traditional narratives, magical revealing, and transformative. Characters are distinguishable by the hand-made masks worn by the players.


• Den Den Drums
Studio 101, 10am-5pm

• Art Carts, 10am-5pm
- In Knights! exhibition offering hands on armor
- Salisbury Hall offering mandala coloring sheets
- Stephen Earle Hall offering Helmutt the dog paper dolls

• The Revolving Museum
Lancaster Street Lawn (11am-1pm & 2-4pm)
Rain Location Gallery 100
Help create a temporary art Installation. The public visiting the Museum for the day can take part in creating a 12ft sitar, in celebration of global art and music; made entirely of recycled materials

Community Resources Fair
Café, 10am – 4pm
Stop by the Café and connect with Worcester area organizations and learn what services they can offer.
- Centro las Americas
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass / Metrowest, Inc
- Worcester Youth Center
- The Red Cross
- Vets Inc.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Lancaster Street, 10am-3pm
Donors receive half off admission and a free gift!
Sign up online at using sponsor code WAM01609

• Zip Tour: 12 noon Helmets of Knights!
• Hassan Hajjaj Exhibition Tour

• Café closed, Sip open (expanded menu)
• Food Trucks – Lancaster Street (11am-3pm)
- Dog Father
- Say Cheese

Galleries: Openings of Note
Hassan Hajajj: My Rock Stars (opens November 7)
Idea Lab: Olmec Incised Standing Figure (opens November 14)
Access Bridge (opens November 14)

Sponsored by Cole Contracting

Media partner: Worcester Magazine

Cost: Members: Free, $14 Adults, $12 Seniors 65+, $12 College Students w/ ID, $6 ages 4-17, FREE Children 3 and under

Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary, Preschool, Toddler, Infant

Last Modified: November 11, 2015 at 11:08 AM


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