Death Wings Project: A Hands-on Creative Ritual

January 21, February 11, March 10, 2024 at 1-4:15pm

Ticonic Gallery + Studios

Ticonic Classroom, 93 Main St, Waterville, ME

Death Wings Project: A Hands-on Creative Ritual with Bess Welden and members of the Death Wings Project co-facilitation team

Photo credit: Molly Haley

Workshop 1: Sunday, January 21, 2024, 1-4:15pm
Workshop 2: Sunday, February 11, 2024, 1-4:15pm
Workshop 3: Sunday, March 10, 2024, 1-4:15pm
Free but pre-registration is required. Limit 8 adults 18+.

Death Wings Project is a web of visual and performing arts offerings that promotes open dialogue and community art-making about grief, loss, and challenging life transitions.

Each workshop is a three-hour session for gathering in a small group, gently opening up to some thoughts and feelings about loss and grief, and engaging in a simple art project of making a set of mini wings out of paper and fabric.

During wing-making workshops we embrace the most expansive definition of death to include any significant life change or loss: to memorialize someone who has died; to honor and process a significant change in a relationship, job, home, etc.; or to mourn and amplify an important issue (COVID-19, climate, racial injustice, etc.). We have consulted with mental health professionals in the design of the workshops to create a space that offers as much emotional safety as possible.

An optional performance/community story-telling event will be held April 28, 2024.

For more information about Death Wings CLICK HERE.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and realized in partnership with the Colby College Museum of Art and its Lunder Institute for American Art.

Each workshop will be the same. You should only register for one of them.


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