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Spirit & Place Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Spirit & Place Festival, an annual event that involves creative collaboration among arts, humanities, and religion, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This year’s theme, DREAM, will be explored though exhibits, performances and workshops to stimulate community conversation and celebration from November 6 to 15.

On November 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., three panelists who have dreamed beyond themselves to create careers and organizations that give back to the community will discuss “full circle dreaming”. Panelists include Grammy-winning hip hop artist “Killer Mike,” Martha Hoover of the local Patachou restaurants, and Senior Pastor Dr. David A. Hampton of Light of the World Christian Church.

The Choreography of Dreams, occurring from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. on November 8, is an event performance combining spoken and written words, imagery, dance and music that highlights real dreams and stories of local senior citizens. This performance is the winner of a $20,000 award from Central Indiana Senior Fund’s Dreaming a New Age: Living into the Choices and Decisions of Aging.

The festival kicks off from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on November 6 at the Glendale Library with a writing and sketching workshop based on surrealism for artists to use their dreams and visions to create art.

“Surrealism is an art movement founded in the 20th century that uses the idea of searching the subconscious for ideas for images,” says Susan Davis, Indianapolis Public Library adult project specialist, “and a lot of times artists use the idea of searching through their subconscious by using automatic sketching activities to turn into images.”

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