Visitors get a special look Behind the Scenes at the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event from 10 am–5 pm Saturday, October 1. Featured events include a puppet show of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes, at 11 am and 1 pm in the Cinema. Other events include a chance for kids to get their own headshot taken in the Best Buy Digital Imaging Booth, an art-making activity where participants can make their own shadow puppets, story reading, a film screening, and family tours.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Behind the Scenes
Saturday, October 1, 10 am–5 pm
Best Buy Digital Imaging Booth: Heads Up!
10 am–5 pm, Outer Garden Lobby
Every rising star needs a headshot! Dress yourself up with fun props—wigs, sunglasses, and hats, and say cheese for the camera.
Puppet Show: One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes
11 am and 1 pm, Cinema
See how a magic giraffe saves a young girl from her two evil sisters in an interpretation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes. After the show, marionette artist Dawn Swartz, along with Giselle Restrepo and Brett Smith, will show you how they animate their marionettes and work their stage.
Artist fees from this performance will help New Orleans artists Quintron and Miss Pussycat, whose venue and home were lost to Hurricane Katrina. Additional donations will go to the artists and musicians of New Orleans’ 9th Ward.
Art-Making for the Whole Family: Puppet Workshop
11 am–4 pm, Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Animate your very own shadow puppet.
Family Gallery Tour: Artists’ Secrets
12 noon and 2 pm, Meet in the Bazinet Garden Lobby
How does Chuck Close make paintings that look like photographs? Uncover artists’ secrets on a guided tour of the exhibitions Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005 and The Shape of Time.
Film: _Bazi (The Play) _
12 noon, Cinema
In this film from Iran, Soraya, confined to her courtyard, can hear children playing next door. What goes on behind that wall? One day a colorful ball comes flying into her yard and everything changes—a new game begins.
Story Time: Shrinking Violet by Cari Best
1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm, Lecture Room
Find out how Violet’s role behind the curtain at the class play turns her from a shy girl into a hero.