Kuchipudi is a classical dance from southern India known for its graceful movements and strong narrative character. Join us for an interactive workshop by a prominent danseuse, Sahana Natesan, who will demonstrate the techniques and gestures of this art form while performing a dance from the Kuchipudi repertoire.
Members of The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be on hand to help attendees make lovely traditional lotus flower lanterns using colorful paper and wire frames. All materials will be provided; participants may choose the color of their lotus flower. Traditional Korean refreshments will be served.
Meet artist Stephaie Eichelberger. "Progression of a Dream," an exhibit of her most recent work is currently on display in the Community Room and Gallery on the lower level.
Stephanie's work is influenced by Salvatore Dali and the surrealism movement as well as by the mysticism of Native American art. The exhibit includes richly-colored paintings exuding a dream-like or surreal quality, engaging the viewer to step outside of reality and see a new world full of hope and meaning while still retaining a touch of mystery.
"In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut -- young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Is Ender the general Earth needs?"