Tuesday | April 24 | 6:00pm
Ben Miller Lobby | Saint Mary’s Performance Center
Cedar Tree: DISTILLED reflects key elements from Dreaming Under a Cedar Tree, a performance and visual installation project with a Middle Eastern flavor, premiering fall 2017 at Outpost Winona. Created and performed by Winona based dance/visual artist Sharon Mansur, this immersive event invited people to share dance, visual art, food and conversation while reflecting on Sharon’s Lebanese heritage, the complex and fluid nature of cultural identity, and the power of place in our dreams. Sharon was inspired by the current U.S. political and social landscape to share this aspect of her background within an artistic context, and offer a vehicle to engage with others regarding these themes. Supporting increased understanding, empathy and respect for difference.
Cedar Tree: DISTILLED is a selected array from that project’s multi-media installation, including family photographs, oil paintings by her father Raymond T. Mansur, photographs from family visits to Lebanon, performance images, maps, text, cedar sculptures and other 3D objects, as well as video.
Take time to experience Cedar Tree: DISTILLED.
Inhale the aroma of cedar.
Taste a Jordan almond.
Make your own Dream Circle.
Cedar Tree: DISTILLED will be on view in the Ben Miller Lobby through April 24. Learn more.
Join us for a closing reception with Sharon Mansur, April 24 at 6 p.m.
Sharon Mansur and the Performance Center at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota are members of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.