MSA from Home

Signs of spring are popping up on Mayo Street and around the city. We hope these days find you safe and healthy as we ride this out together!

We’ve extended our closure date and will miss seeing you at our May and June events, but we are forever grateful to the many of you who have send us supportive messages, purchased artwork and gift cards, and made donations. We can’t wait to re-open our doors and provide a space for gathering as soon as it is safe to do so. It sounds cliche, but it’s true: we can’t do that without you.

While we can’t see you in person right now, we still aim to keep you connected, entertained, and amazed by the artists and performers from our community. 

Below is a sample of art, performance, and activities from members of our community you can enjoy safely from your own home.

Online Flamenco Classes with Lindsey Bourassa

MSA Mission Awardee Lindsey Bourassa will keep you dancing and learning with online classes from her studio. Learn more here: http://www.bourassadance.com/studio-.html

A new film about Toy Theater in Mexico by Abigail Espíndola.

En dos dimensiones: A penny plain & twopence colored features many wonderful Mexican puppeteers, including our friends Great Small WorksClick here to watch on YouTube.

#VirtualStitchHIVEoutside

Grab your crochet hook and knitting needles and join the virtual stitchHIVE with MSA artist Maggie Muth here!

Tune in to Great Small Works’ Virtual Toy Theater Festival

If you missed Great Small Works‘ Virtual Toy Theater Festival you can read all about it in this great article and click here to tune in to Virtual Toy Theater Festival Day 4 on May 2nd. Bread + Puppet Theater, Katherine Fahey, and many others will be taking part.

All-ages art projects with artist Alexis Iammarino.

We are excited to be working with Alexis on MSA’s community mural project and we can’t wait to continue that process – and other accessibility projects – soon! Meanwhile, enjoy a creative pick-me-up from your home. Click here to view these projects.

The Gottabees TRY THIS AT HOME!

The Gottabees will be sharing videos and activities for your family, giving you the same warm fuzzies they’ve been know to give, via their blog: http://www.bonnie-duncan.com/trythisathome

Something to smile about!

A round of applause, please, for this young puppeteer who built a puppet theater with his family and has been entertaining virtual audiences with weekly shows.

We’re thrilled that recent shows at MSA with the Gottabees and Janoah Bailin were an inspiration!

Continue to share what you’re Feel free to share with us what you are creating, watching, and enjoying in quarantine on Facebook and Instagram!