Cardboard Boxes for Amal

sat09sep10:00 amsat12:00 pmCardboard Boxes for AmalAmal Walks Across America

Event Details

This event is a part of a series of workshops that are collaborative and community-based, organized by artists Ashley Mireles and Anthony Runblade. The San Antonio community is invited to come help build hundreds of cardboard houses and contribute to a performance with the puppet Little Amal!

Participants should bring a gently used shoebox or small moving box to create their cardboard box. Supplies and refreshments will be included be provided.

Background: Little Amal is a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old girl and Syrian refugee. Amal, whose name means “Hope” in Arabic, journeys to shed light on the challenges faced by immigrants worldwide and encourage advocacy and strengthen awareness, empathy and conversation around the global refugee crisis. This project is supported by the San Antonio River Foundation, City Council District 3, City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, The Office Performing Art + Film, and The Walk (Little Amal) for Amal Walks Across America. Stopping in San Antonio on October 21 and 22, Little Amal will visit more than 35 towns and cities from Boston to San Diego, covering 6,000+ miles, from September 7 through November 5.

Artists: Ashley Mireles is an artist, educator, and native San Antonian. Ashley focuses her practice on access by developing and organizing creative projects for regional institutions and community spaces in Central Texas. Anthony Rundblade works and lives in San Antonio, TX. Rundblade works in sculpture, installation, and print.

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