Spirit and Place Festival Winds Up this Weekend

The annual Spirit and Place Festival winds up, not down, this weekend around Indianapolis, having inspired Hoosiers already for more than a week. It’s a ten-day frolic geared toward the exchange of ideas on all levels by interesting people from all walks of life. The Spirit and Place Festival is a project of the Indianapolis University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, but organizers make certain every year that its activities expand out into greater Indianapolis. This annual event, with its bountiful, interactive happenings, has greatly benefited Indianapolis culture and society over the years, and will no doubt continue to do so well into the future.

Below you will find a chart listing the Spirit and Place Festival happenings that will culminate this Indianapolis event. If you miss it now, you’ll have to wait another whole year. Catch just one of the spirited activities, and you’ll see, on a personal level, just how inspiring this popular Indianapolis festival can be.

Spirit and Place Festival Final Weekend Events

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mosaic Workshop: From Broken to Whole
A gathering to create mosaic artwork and share inspirational stories of healing and the search for wholeness.
9 am – 4:30 pm at the Indiana University Hospital Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Made for Each Other
An exciting collaborative effort among artists from Fountain Square and the Indianapolis art community.
12 noon – 4 pm at the Wheeler Arts Community Center.
Brain Fair
Brainteasers, make-it and take-it art projects guided by the Herron School of Art and Design, a 3-D video and interactive examples of the fascinating human brain.
1 pm at the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center
Carrie Newcomer & Jill Bolte Taylor: Transformative Stories
A provocative evening with a live performance, discussion and reception on the transformational potential of change.
7 pm – 8:30 pm at the Madame Walker Theatre
The Beams Are Creaking
A moving stage play and discussion exploring the life of a minister who plotted to kill Hitler.
8 pm – 10 pm at the Oaklandon Civic Theatre
$10 per person

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bill Hudnut and John Fetterman: A Public Conversation
A fascinating live dialog and discussion on the subject of this year’s Spirit and Place Festival: Inspiring Places.
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at the
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Local Food Trends: Growing Community, Economy, Mutual Delight
A food-lovers’ community get-together with a big potluck dinner.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Cityoga School of Yoga & Health, formerly the Indianapolis Winter Farmers Market.

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