The moving image takes center stage at Press Play, the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event from 10 am–5 pm Saturday, March 4. Featured events include Girls in the Director’s Chair, a series of films by Minnesota girls age 8–18, part of this year’s Women with Vision festival; a performance by Portland-based artist Vladimir using Viewmasters to tell short stories; an art lab activity making film-related projects; a reading of Lenore Blegvad’s book Anna Banana and Me; and a gallery crawl of works by women artists throughout the Walker’s collection.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, March 4, 10 am–5 pm
Lights, camera, action! This day of family fun focuses on women in film, art, performance, and literature.
The Big Screen: Girls in the Director’s Chair
10:30 and 11:30 am: For all ages
2 and 3:30 pm: For ages 13 and older due to mature subject matter
Part of the annual Women with Vision film festival, this showcase of works created by Minnesota girls ages 8–18 ranges from animation and documentaries to claymation and social commentary.
Sponsored by Allianz.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Action, 11 am–4 pm
Get into the director’s chair and create your own film-related project.
Gallery Crawl: Women’s Vision, 10 am–2 pm
Explore the galleries and ask tour guides about amazing women artists in the collection.
WAC-ky Tales: Anna Banana and Me by Lenore Blegvad, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm
Listen to the tale of feisty little Anna Banana and the shy, timid boy she plays with. One day, when he’s most scared, he uses a little bit of her magic and finds his own courageous spirit.
Performance: Vladmaster, 2 and 3 pm
Sit back, relax, and view. Come experience film on a whole new level as Portland-based artist Vladimir uses Viewmasters to tell her short quirky stories.