Last nights forum on the arts (more on that later) reminded me that I should seek out more family-level arts activities, and then in today's mail there was a postcard advertising an upcoming Portland Ovations program for kids! There is a mask making workshop at the Portland Public Library on November 12th and a performance at South Portland High School on the 19th -- Kate and I would love company at both / either and maybe even lunch after?
"Masked Marvels & Wondertales"
Saturday, November 19, 2011 11 am
South Portland Auditorium at SPHS, South Portland, Maine
Creating a world where dogs wear hats, wild stallions are tamed, giant noses sneeze and fish bait candy to catch children in a pond, sculptor and virtuoso mime Michael Cooper charms audiences with thrilling adventure, silly antics and outlandish possibilities. A protégé of Celebration Barn’s Tony Montanaro and native of the Maine woods, Cooper’s one-man show Masked Marvels & Wondertales combines his breathtaking handcrafted masks and graceful physicality to spin original tales enlivened by an unusual and colorful cast of characters. A show for all ages, Masked Marvels & Wondertales captures hearts and stimulates imaginations.