June 13, 2013 @ 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM
Mt. Ranier City Hall
1 Municipal Place
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Free event.

This is a three-part outdoor performative intervention sponsored and funded by the Art Lives Here program. It will take place on June 4, 12, and 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Each day I will display 4 of the 12 collaborative saris from Storytelling with Saris. They will hang from high on top of the building so the entire 18-foot length can be seen. The saris were made outdoors and hung to dry and I want to recreate that visual sensation. I will interact with people on the street and those waiting for the bus and tell them about the women who made the saris. The idea is to make a public art installation in the street and engage with people who may not usually go into an art gallery. There will be a soundtrack with sounds of rural Bangladesh mingling with the urban noises at this intersection just beyond NE Washington DC. Many people will also be driving through the circle and notice these huge colorful fabrics hanging from the building. We will be giving out cards with photos of the four women whose saris are displayed each day along with biographies of these women.

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