December 4, 2008

Effigies of Peace and Protest

Effigies of Peace and Protest: THE ART OF SOCIAL ACTIVISM

On September 25th I visited the depot to look at and experience the art of social activism. The curator was a Duluth artist, Mary Plaster. She holds a MA in Studio Arts and has worked a few times with puppet and mask theater. The puppets were giant and very impressive. Some took even four people operate! They put on a short parade, where local students and volunteers participated; and then various puppets and other related artwork were set up for viewing. It was mind blowing seeing these larger than life puppets come to life, and it was great seeing the community coming together for this experience.