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The Artist's Lab: Beth Nixon: The Pangolin Within - Power Animals, Extinction and Symbiosis

July 18, 2013, 5 – 7 pm
Education Gallery
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Photography by Bill Kelly

Part of Locally Made’s One Room.

At The Artist’s Lab, become part of the experiment in these drop in labs run by contemporary artists who invite participants to experience their diverse artistic visions.

Join Beth Nixon on a quest for your inner power animal. Contribute to an interactive timeline charting the rise and fall of critters- winged, fanged, horned and perhaps disappeared until re-invoked as your beast guide. Plus: an investigation of mutual aid, parasitism, and an assessment of your symbiotic potential. All species welcome.Beth Nixon

Free with museum admission.

Beth Nixon is the human behind many Ramshackle Enterprises. She creates puppet shows, piñatas, parades, pageants, clown acts, suitcase theaters, illustrations, masks, magical lands and other spectaculah- on her own, and in collaboration with other humans of all ages, abilities and persuasions. Mostly she uses cardboard, science, and the imagination. Her performances and installations occur in galleries, garages, street corners and stages. She has been an artist-in-residence at museums, libraries, schools, senior centers, and at addiction recovery and mental health programs. Beth has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, a BA in Human Ecology and an MHF (Magical Hair Formation) on her bicep. Beth is an Arts Mentoring Fellow at New Urban Arts. She believes in the power of bike helmets, cornstarch, tide pools, emancipatory pedagogy, utopian performatives, and snacks. She builds portals and gives guided tours to places that don’t yet exist.

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