The Man Behind the Mask: The Multi-Dimensional Artistry of Will Clipman
Join Will Clipman for an informal meet & greet, including demonstrations of his musical instruments, insights into his maskmaking technique and philosophy, a behind-the-curtain sharing of his storytelling origins, and a free-wheeling Q&A session with participants about their own experiences and interests in these realms.
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. For further insights into Will’s work, please visit his website at www.willclipman.com.
Saturday, March 12
Entry by Donation- suggested $10-$20 per person/family