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Join internationally renowned poet, percussionist, storyteller, maskmaker, performing artist and seven-time GRAMMY® Nominee Will Clipman at Ridgway’s iconic Sherbino Theater for an entertaining and inspirational evening of mythopoetic storytelling, multicultural mask art and original world music. The concert is approximately 75 minutes in length without intermission. Audience members are encouraged to be comfortable and practice good self-care!

Will Clipman is a poet, percussionist, performing and recording artist, maskmaker, storyteller and educator. He has been nominated for seven GRAMMY® Awards, including one for his solo world music album Pathfinder, and his pan-global instrumental palette is featured in his Planet of Percussion® workshop and performance. Will has recorded over seventy albums, including over thirty-five for Canyon Records, the world’s foremost producer and distributor of Native American music. Will has performed, recorded and toured nationally and internationally for over a quarter-century with his Canyon labelmate R. Carlos Nakai, the world’s premier Native American flutist, among many other nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles. Will’s poetry is widely published, including his book Dog Light (Wesleyan University Press). His masks and mythopoetic storytelling are showcased in his workshop and performance Myths & Masks®, which is available as a DVD. Will has conducted over three hundred artist-in-residence programs for elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and universities, senior centers, adult and juvenile prisons, hospitals, libraries, resorts and retreat centers. His work as an educator has been recognized with an Arizona Commission on the Arts Decade of Distinguished Service Award and three Governor’s Arts Awards nominations. Will has toured throughout the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as in Germany, Canada, Morocco and Russia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Arizona.

Presented in partnership with Ouray County Performing Arts Guild

  • DATE

    Friday, March 11

  • TIME

    Doors at 6:30, Show at 7:00

  • COST

    $25 Reserved/$20 General Admission- Fully Seated Show

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