The University of Arizona Art Museum and Odyssey Storytelling have teamed up for a special evening of storytelling, “(Neither) Here Nor There: Stories from Life on the Borderlands, presenting an impressive lineup of eight volunteer storytellers: retired educator, Clark Atkinson-Gastelum; German professor, Dr. Albrecht Classen; documentary filmmaker, Austin Counts; sound artist, Glenn Weyant; classics professor, Bella Vivante; ceramic art professor, Aurore Chabot; Tohono O’odham native, Christine Myers; and artist Paco Velez. You can read their bios here.
The theme is truly international in scope and the diverse stories cover a lot of ground. They will range from our Mexican and Canadian borders, across European countries and even touch on our own backyard.
The evening’s entertainment opens with a reception and free refreshments at 5:30 on Thursday, March 1. The show begins at 6 p.m. at the University of Arizona Art Museum, 1031 N. Olive Rd, and it is free. Stay after the show for the “talk back” with the storytellers; an opportunity to ask questions and make comments.
This show is one of many events, symposia and exhibits featured in connection with The Border Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes and Lifescapes, which continues through Sunday, March 11, at the UA Museum of Art. Visit artmuseum.arizona.edu for details of all the related activities. The Border Project is an official event of the Arizona Centennial Celebration and the storytelling event is sponsored by the Arizona State Credit Union.
The good news about parking on campus after 5 p.m. is that there is a lot of free space. The front desk phone number for the Museum is 621-7567 if anyone gets lost.
For more information contact Penelope@Odysseystorytelling.com or 520-730-4112.