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UW-Green Bay Art Agency welcomes artist Sommers for workshop, public events

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Art Agency student organization is hosting Minneapolis-based artist Michael Sommers for a 3-day workshop and performance Thursday, March 27-Saturday, March 29.

Sommers has created a niche following in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, mesmerizing and delighting audiences with performance that mixes puppetry, shadow theatre, hand-crafted animation, performance art and Vaudeville-esque monomyth storytelling. The Art Agency is pleased to be bringing Sommers’ magic and marvel to art lovers in the Green Bay area.

Sommers will lead students in workshops on March 27 and 28, working to expand their thinking and create two-dimensional images using concepts of space, time and play to animate through the gesture of human touch. In addition, he will be featured in the following public events:

• Public lecture, “The Ghost of Bart Starr,” 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in Room 411 of the Studio Arts Building at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

• Art sale, relief block print demonstration and t-shirt printing event, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Kavarna Coffeehouse, 143 N. Broadway, Green Bay.

• Pop-up gallery exhibition with performance from Joel Ryan, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Kavarna.

• Paper Theatre After Dark (featured event), 7-8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Kavarna. Public exhibition and performance of students’ work.

UW-Green Bay’s Art Agency is a student organization that connects art students, networks with visiting artists and engages in related community service projects.

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