Call to all Artists!
Masks Mandatory!: An Exhibit & Fundraiser Featuring Masks on Display

 We are inviting everyone to make a creative, innovative, fanciful, whimsical Mask!
Any medium from cloth to clay, painted, sculpted or collage. This will be an
opportunity for our Arts Community show their creativity. A mask can be
pandemic-suitable or designed for a masquerade ball! Receiving for the masks
will be in late October and we will display the masks for the first few
weeks of November in our Landrau-Partan Gallery. The fundraiser part of it?
People can cast their vote for their favorite mask by donating to the Art
Center. Votes will be entered as opportunities to take home a mask. We hope
you will participate and help put the fun back into masks!

* Design and make a creative mask
* Any medium: cloth/fabric, clay, wood, metal, photography, painting on
canvas or paper
* Wearable or not wearable. Fanciful or practical or beautiful.
* Size criteria: must not exceed 40 inches in either direction including frame (if framed).
* Piece must have ear loops or be ready to hang on our hook system.
* Receiving for masks: Tuesday, October 27
* Entry fee: $10 for Falmouth Art Center members, $12 for non-members
* Artists can enter multiple masks.
* Masks on view November 1 to 17 in the Landrau-Partan Gallery
* Vote on your favorite masks with a donation: $10 per vote gives you an
opportunity to take home a mask!

 

Online Art Talk: Masks: Imagining & Connecting with Dr. Sandy Faiman-Silva

Thursday, September 24, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Price: $10 for members, $12 for non-members

In conjunction with the Falmouth Art Center’s Masks Mandatory!: An Exhibit & Fundraiser Featuring Masks on Display, Dr. Sandy Faiman-Silva will give a talk on the history and meaning of masks.

Masks are permeated with cultural meaning, traditionally and even today with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As cultural property, masks are worn for religious and secular purposes, in celebrations and ritual observances related to Mother Earth, supernatural power, rites of passage, and at many other ritual occasions around the world.  We will explore indigenous cultural practices related to masks, their meanings, and content of mask traditions in various cultures globally to learn about these richly diverse cultural beliefs and practices. 

To register for this Online Zoom Art Talk Click Here.