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FILM: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Hailey Screening)

When: February 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Liberty Theatre, 110 N Main St, Hailey, ID 83333, USA

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to 1970s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room—Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. Featuring interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel “Beloved” into a feature film.

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Crafting the Ensemble: A Workshop for Teens

When: March 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – March 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Liberty Theatre, 110 Main Street North, Hailey, Idaho, 83333, United States

Sun Valley Museum of Art is excited to present “Crafting the Ensemble,” a workshop specially designed for teens in grades 6–12. Teaching artist Jessica Mayne will lead the workshop on two consecutive Friday afternoons, March 12 and 19, from 1–4 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in Hailey. Teen workshops are generously sponsored by Joyce B. Friedman. Under the guidance of Company of Fools artist Jessica Mayne, middle and high school students will work together to craft and perform an original piece of theatre using a variety of art forms: visual art, music, spoken word and movement. Jessica Mayne sets a framework and guides students as they choose a theme and create a performance piece, working in a style of theatre known as “devised” or experimental. Jessica Mayne is a New York-trained actor, singer and producer. She has performed in various theatres across the United States, including Company of Fools during their 23rd season. She is incredibly excited to work with the Fools and SVMoA to keep theatre alive during these trying times. “We are excited to welcome Jessica back as an instructor in our youth art education programs,” Katelyn Foley, Director of Education and Humanities at SVMoA explains. “Jessica has …