Families embark on a global adventure during this day of international films, artworks, and art-making techniques.
Story Time with Sandro Asatiani
10:30 am, Lecture Room
Meet author/illustrator Sandro Asatiani who’s traveled from Florence, Italy to share tales from his Virtual Publishing House.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Signed in Ink
10 am – 3 pm, Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
The Japanese word kaku means to draw, to write, and to paint. Learn how to draw Japanese characters using bamboo brushes and ink with artist-instructor Kayoko Wakabayashi.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Felted Fun
10 am – 3 pm, Cargill Lounge
Use felt, a favorite material of artist Joseph Beuys, to make a pair of Scandinavian mittens. Artist-instructor Kerstin Beyer will show families how to make traditional and colorful looking patterns.
Performance: Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School
11 am and 1 pm, Cinema
Zorongo’s ensemble of dancers and musicians bring the power and energy of Spain’s flamenco dance to the Cinema stage in two live shows.
12 noon and 2 pm, Cinema
Chart a new course and discover distant lands in a series of world-roaming short films.
Directed by Beverley Reid
In this documentary, children in British Colombia enthusiastically exchange letters with children in Uganda. Among the new pen pals is Anita, who tells of her daily life in Africa and paints a vivid portrait of her rich culture and environment. Canada, 2007, 18 minutes.
Directed by Juan Manuel Betancourt
Federico wants to be left alone with his imagination, but when his family won’t let him play he flees the house only to become entangled in a tear in the pavement. When he tries to free himself he realizes he is more tied to the world than ever before. Colombia, 2007, 13 minutes.
Gallery Crawl: Around the World in 15 Minutes
12:15 and 1:45 pm, Meet in Bazinet Lobby
Join tour guide Jane Mercier for an entertaining exploration of several works in the collection that will transport you around the world in 15 minutes.