Art After Dark: Mask Magic

Nov 3, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Join Deborah Bell, Professor of Costume Design at UNCG for an evening packed with mystery, discovery, and play. Explore the mythic associations of masks from around the world and observe their ceremonial uses; discover the theatrical possibilities of the mask as a vehicle of transformation; and see how the artists in Persona: A Body in Parts use masking as a device to both reveal and conceal the self.

Bell is author of Mask Makers and Their Craft: An Illustrated Worldwide Study (2010, McFarland), profiling thirty mask makers from around the world. Over the past ten years, she has interviewed mask makers in Nigeria, Malawi, Sweden, Italy, Bali, South Korea, Trinidad, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Canada, and the U.S..

Register by contacting Terri Dowell-Dennis at or 336-334-5770. No prior experience required.                 Fee: $5 Non-members; Free WAM members                                                                                                        

Art After Dark invites participants to explore themes and ideas revealed in current Weatherspoon exhibitions through creative experiences involving writing, performance, and visual arts activities.

Image credit: Becky Kates, University Relations, UNCG


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