The ART of Ubuntu: Art Exhibit & Afternoon Stage 4/28/17 – 4/29/17

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Echoes of Peace and Zeitgeist present a weekend of art, music, poetry, spoken word and dance centered on the theme “The Art of Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are.”

In the Zeitgeist Teatro, the Afternoon Stage will feature poetry, spoken word & more. Artists include the ARE poetry crew, Angie Frank of Heart Theatre, and more.

There will also be Children’s Art activities in the Zeitgeist lobby! Bring the whole family! Activities are 2-4pm.

Be sure to check out the ART EXHIBIT in the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe and the Children's Art Exhibit in the atrium lobby! Exhibit Opening is Friday, April 28, 5pm reception, 6pm program.
Organizers and artists are drawing inspiration from the Zulu term ubuntu (oo-BOON-too), a concept from South Africa meaning “I am because we are.” This understanding of interrelatedness is at the root of many of the world’s wisdom traditions. It is akin to the deep sense of relationship expressed in the Lakota/Dakota phrase Mitakuye Oyasin, and the Anishinaabe phrase Gakina Awiya Gidinawendimin. We are all related.

Ubuntu is like the Beloved Community, the “network of mutuality” of which Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. This is the interrelated structure of all reality. You can never be what you ought to be until I become what I ought to be.”

The Art of Ubuntu weekend event concludes with an Evening Concert, 7:30pm at Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.