AS220 has kindly invited Kari Percival and me to be artists-in-residence at the Providence art center’s annual Foo Fest this Saturday, Aug. 12, from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. And we’d love for you to join us! We’ll be leading a Utopia parade and organizing talks and making masks and signs—all about utopia (Foo-topia) and making the world a better place.
From 1 to 5 p.m., you can make bird masks and signs about your dreams of utopia with us. From 3:30 to 5 p.m., we’ve lined up Foo University talks about art, global warming, and resistance by Amanda Babson of Citizens Climate Lobby Rhode Island; Shey Rivera, artistic director of AS220; Allison Cole of Solidarity Sundays; and Andy Acciaioli of Indivisible Rhode Island.
Then be in our Foo-topia parade through the festival at 5:30 p.m. with music by the Black Out Drum Squad and bird puppets and masks and a giant rainbow.
While you’re at Foo, check out how we’re transforming the festival gate with banners (like the one pictured at top) and whirligigs. We’re designing a photobooth where you can get your picture taken in Foo-topia. Kari made the amazing festival poster (look below). And we’ve made stickers to stick.
Foo Fest is at AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence, Rhode Island.
Kids get into Foo Fest free; adults get in cheap. If you want to be in the parade (and we’re always looking for help), please get in touch with me ASAP and I might be able to get you in free.