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Emily Schubert Artist in Residence and Exhibit, April 2021

Between a Rock and a Soft Place, April Exhibit

Emily’s residency will create a multi-media puppetry performance around the concept of “lost-ness.” She writes: “In an age of climate instability and rising sea level much is slowly being lost to time alongside rising anxiety on our part as humans in contributing to and preventing such loss. How does the community of Homer, in a place inextricably tied to its landscape, feel about these changes? How are they affecting relationships and ecosystems? I plan to connect with residents by hosting visual storytelling workshops on creating crankies and shadow puppets.”

“We live in an ever-changing uncontrollable reality. At times it is difficult to make sense of all that is happening within and outside of our present selves. I create objects to grapple with the philosophical quandaries life presents: How does one cope with anxiety on an individual, communal, and global level? How can one find moments of clarity in the onslaught of information our media-saturated society circulates? How can drawing attention to specific stories reinforce the interconnectedness of our world? An interdisciplinary approach allows me to address these quandaries in the way I see fit. My responses vary from the visual poetry of collage to the layered process of creating theatrical puppetry based performances. I am drawn to tactile materials and methods and use repurposed and found objects to add layers of complexity to the work. Though these questions may never be answered, my attempts are a personal leap forward into the perplexity of the previously unknown.”

Crankie Workshop Information

‘Traveling Stories: The Art of the Crankie Workshops

Emily Schubert will conduct In-person and zoom workshops on how to make crankies– a type of visual storytelling and mobile theater that you can make by hand using paper scrolls and a cardboard box. In the workshops students will learn about the history of crankies, assemble their own crankie (or scrolling story) boxes and begin to develop a story based on personal experience, a folktale, song, or poem, through the use of different visual illustrations. Together, we will explore techniques of drawing/painting, cut paper, collage, and shadow puppetry to bring these stories to life.”

In-person workshops: Open studio workshop for up to 3 masked, socially distanced people ages 14 and older

Wednesday 3-day workshop: April 7th, 14th, 21st | 12 pm – 3 pm (FULL)
Saturday 3-day workshop: April 10th, 17th, 24tth | 12 pm – 3 pm (FULL)

Zoom Workshop option:

Wednesday 3-day workshop: April 7th, 14th, 21st | 7 pm – 9 pm (SPACE AVAILABLE!)

Workshop fee $25 to $100 for a set of three, pay as you can/sliding scale.

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