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The Places We’re From (Post Poned)

  • 21 May 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Park Building
  • 14


Toy theater, also called paper theater, is a form of miniature theater dating back to the early 19th century in Europe. Toy theaters were often printed on paperboard sheets and sold as kits. Toy theatre has seen a resurgence in recent years among many puppeteers, authors, and filmmakers. There are numerous international toy theatre festivals throughout the Americas and Europe.

Using toy theater families will explore their families history, struggles, values, and joys in a celebration of resilience. The technique is simple and straight forward.  You will be guided in finding and creating images that express your families' story. Then with markers, watercolors, scissors and glue you will create a little world to be performed or just displayed. Please only register once per family and indicate the number in your group. We mean family in the broadest sense. This event is open to all. 

All talks and workshops in the Power of Art series focus on art's ability to raise awareness, cultivate community, and promote social change. The series is made in part thanks to a grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation.

The Places We’re From: Family Workshop with Julie Boada

May 21, 2022


Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Park Building

Free, Max registration is 10 families


Julie Boada is an Anishinabe artist, storyteller, puppeteer and arts educator. She has worked regionally and nationally for the past 23 years, both with In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theatre and independently. She has worked with many arts organizations including the L.A. Music Center, The Minnesota History Center, and The Fergus Falls Center for the Arts. Recent original work includes Beauty All Around, Between the Worlds, Shota and the Star Quilt, Coyote Stories, and Retelling the World where Julie has served many roles- as designer, performer and director. She has over a decade of experience working on the annual Mayday Parade with Heart of the Beast. Julie has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation and is a 2014 Ivey Award recipient. Julie has a B.A. in Studio Arts and American Indian Studies from the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about work that inspires, builds community and fosters cultural pride.

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