Date(s) - 04/21/2023 - 04/22/2023
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Boston-based artist Daniel Callahan, whose work is on view in the exhibition “En-MassQ” at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC), will take part in two events focused on his unique practice of “MassQing,” a ritual marking of the face with paint that aims to reveal the inner essence of his subjects and to find “connection and communion with all things.” Callahan will give an artist talk on April 21, and he will host a participatory MassQing workshop on April 22. His BMAC exhibit is on view through June 11. The exhibit and related events are supported by a grant from The Artist’s Resource Trust.
On Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m., Callahan will give an artist talk in which he will discuss his multidisciplinary work and its themes, influences, and evolutions. Topics will include mediums, mysticism, afrofuturism, personal and community expression, and the role of art, culture, and ritual in human society. This event will take place in person at BMAC and online via Zoom and Facebook Live. Registration is optional and walk-ins are welcome.
On Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m., Callahan will host an art-making workshop, also at BMAC. He will share the techniques and meaning behind his practice of “MassQing,” and participants will create their own MassQs. This event will take place in person at BMAC. Space is limited, and registration is required. Tickets, which are $55, $45 for BMAC members, can be purchased online at brattleboromuseum.org or by calling 802-257-0124 x101.