*Granite Falls: Tracings- A Creative Walk

02aug5:30 pm7:30 pm*Granite Falls: Tracings- A Creative Walk

Photograph of a woman walking along a trail

Location

Memorial Park

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT-05:00)

Event Details

Join Winona based dance/visual artist Sharon Mansur for “tracings: a creative walk” at Memorial Park on Wednesday, Aug 2nd at
5:30 PM!! This is a guided group stroll that honors walking as both an everyday shared experience, and the artistic expression of tracing a line through a landscape to honor that place. You are invited to engage in the physical act of walking through breath and body sensing, and encouraged to explore and respond to your surroundings through observations, discussion, collecting found objects, sketching and/or photography. Experience the joy of slowing down, and being in community. Appreciate and be inspired by beautiful, subtle details of this place and your physical experience outdoors that might be overlooked in daily life.
This will be an easy walk on a paved path suitable for adult walkers of all levels, and handicapped accessible as well. We will make frequent stops along the way to engage with nature and explore our senses and take about one hour total. Please wear suitable clothing and shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Other supplies will be provided. This will be a small group experience so advanced registration will be required and can be done with the below link:
(Event rain date of Thursday, August 3rd 5:30-6:30 PM)
(Cover photo courtesy of “tracings” video still credit: Sydney
Swanson)
Artist Bio:
Sharon Mansur is an Arab/SWANA (Southwest Asian/North African) American experimental dance and interdisciplinary artist, curator, educator, and community mover and shaker based in the Mississippi river town of Winona, MN, Dakota land. Mansur’s creative practice integrates improvisation, somatics, site responsive actions, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Ongoing research includes her Lebanese heritage, in betweenness, subtle dialogues between private and public layers of self and environment, and collaborative play as a potent energy of connection and transformation. Mansur’s performances, visual installations and screendance projects have been presented throughout the U.S, and internationally. Current collaborations include “Wayfinding”, with Lebanese American dance/film artist Meryl Murman, “Motion State” with film curator Michelle Baroody, and tracings: a creative walking project. Sharon curates The Cedar Tree Project, amplifying art and artists from the Arab /SWANA diaspora, and SHIFT~ experimental performance salons. She has taught and facilitated creative group experiences for over thirty years in a variety of settings for youth and adults, ranging from universities, community centers, yoga studios, outdoors in nature and the built environment.
This event series is supported in part by grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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