It’s time to welcome spring and take inspiration from works on paper at Paper Tails, the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event from 10 am–5 pm Saturday, May 5. Featured events include a performance by Arwen Wilder and Kristin Van Loon, also known as the choreographic duo HIJACK; a screening of Tomoko Oguchi’s Folklore Restaurant, a series of animated shorts which explore folktales originating from Native American cultures, Finland, and Japan.; an art lab activity to make kites out of Japanese paper; an art lab activity to make a silkscreen print and collage of your favorite animal with printmaker Keiko Yagishita; a story reading; and a gallery crawl looking at printmaking techniques in the exhibition Paper Trail: A Decade of Acquisitions.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, May 5, 10 am–5 pm
Spring into action with the dance company HIJACK and enjoy a day filled with kite tails, pet tales, and paper trails.
Gallery Crawl: Paper Trail: A Decade of Acquisitions, 10 am–2 pm
Learn about various printmaking techniques in the exhibition gallery.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Fold and Fly, 10 am–3 pm
Design and decorate your very own kite.
Performance: HIJACK, 11 am and 1 pm
Arwen Wilder and Kristin Van Loon of the dance company HIJACK present their highly aerobic, gravity-defying, experimental moves during two family shows.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Inky Paws, 11 am–4 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Make a silkscreen print and collage of your favorite animal with printmaker Keiko Yagishita.
Film: Folklore Restaurant, 12 pm and 2 pm
Directed by Tomoko Oguchi
Washi (Japanese paper) comes to life in Folklore Restaurant, a series of animated shorts exploring folktales from Finland, Japan, and Native American cultures.
Story Time: Pet Tales, 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30 pm
Listen to a series of stories about four-legged friends.