Is that a troll under the bridge? Are the gnomes and fairies milling about the Spoonbridge and Cherry? This Saturday the Walker Art Center transforms into a land of magic! Join us for Free First Saturday (Gallery admission is free from 10 am – 5 pm) and step into a realm of art-related fantasy. From 10 am – 3 pm journey on a quest through the Sculpture Garden and Open Field and meet mythical heroes and foes while participating (if you so choose) in challenges in each quadrant! So get ready to make a costume, grab a map, and set forth on your epic adventure!
This blog series will profile some of the many mythical characters you may encounter on this exciting quest, and also give a little background about the real folks playing each magical persona.
GARDEN QUEST CHARACTER PROFILE:
FERN, THE FERRYMAN
Level/Ability: None of your business
Special Powers: Ferryman, Ability to calm beasts of the black river to provide safe passage. Holder of knowledge, transient of the between.
Gear: The Planted Staff and the Horn of Goodyear.
Description of Garden Quest Activity: Fern will offer safe passage across the great black river for those who ask, and provide historical guidance to those who seek to learn the articulation between realms.
About the player, Aaron Dysart
Aaron Dysart is a sculptor living and working in Northeast Minneapolis. Currently finishing up his Jerome Fellowship at Franconia Sculpture Park, he is obsessed with his relation with his environment and inherent meaning within materials. You can see his work in the upcoming installation That’s Better for the College of Visual Art’s Portal Project.