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History of the Mask Workshop - Sat., October 20
Expires [Saturday, October 20, 2012]
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 339-6700 ext. 157
EVENT:History of the Mask
DATE:Saturday, October 20, 2012
LOCATION:Historic Oxford Schoolhouse at Ironwoods Park
147th and Mission Rd., Leawood, KS
ENTRY FEE:$5.00 per participant
HISTORIC OXFORD SCHOOLHOUSE OFFERS A MASK WORKSHOP
The docents of the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse will host a workshop on Saturday afternoon, September 20th beginning at 3:00 am at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse located in Ironwoods Park at 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, Kansas 66224.
This workshop will be open house style where visitors will construct masks representing their own personalities. Prepare for Halloween by bringing your family for a fun afternoon and learn a little history of the holiday.
On Halloween, it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits.
Masks are much more than just disguises. When a mask is put on one’s face, that person is transformed into a new powerful spirit. Masks are treasured worldwide for their historical and cultural significance.
For thousands of years, people have created masks as a means of expression, to enhance a costume, and to communicate their spiritual feelings. Humans have turned to all manner of materials to fashion and adorn masks.
This workshop is $5.00 per participant but requires no reservation.
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