The Ghostlight Project
Patrick's Cabaret and Intermedia Arts join forces with theaters across the nation to create a symbolic and real "light" for challenging times ahead, confirming that theaters have been, and will remain, safe spaces for all.
Join us in the lobby of Intermedia Arts starting at 5:00, then outside at 5:30, to light up the night, renewing our commitment to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
PLEASE BRING A FLASHLIGHT! Cell phones, headlamps, battery operated holiday lights--anything you can light up.
Following this brief ceremony, we'll walk down the street to moto-i where we'll enjoy food and beverage together, and consider how we will put our intentions into action in 2017.
We join the Ghostlight Project and theaters across the country hosting similar events at 5:30 in each time zone. The event is inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theater —offering visibility and safety for all who might enter. Anyone, regardless of current relationship to Patrick's Cabaret and/or Intermedia Arts are welcome to attend.
For more information visit theghostlightproject.com
Call for Compassion
We invite you to stop by any time to check out the beautiful new mural on our back wall. This is product of a recent call for visual artists and community members to help create a work of art that amplifies the love and compassion we would like to see in the world. As an organization we want to support the actions being taken to fight injustice. We also recognize the need for safe and healing space inside and outside our walls. With those goals in mind, we aimed to create a new beginning with our exterior walls that fosters the interconnectivity between all of our artistic communities. In light of continued global tragedies, police brutality, and violence happening to people of color, indigenous people, and the queer/trans community, we would like our exterior walls to become a sounding board for social change. Together, our community created a new mural on our back wall that holds the concept of love and compassion, and relates to conversations that take place in our space.
5 x 10 Circles
The recipe for the 5 x 10 Circles is simple: 5 people talk and 10 people listen. Then mix. Then repeat.
This listening circle is a modified fishbowl activity: within a fishbowl discussion, a small circle is established to begin a conversation. At any point in the discussion, someone from the circle of listeners rises, taps a speaker on the shoulder, and switches places to become a speaker who expands the conversation with their thoughts and questions.
The experiment is simply this: what happens when 5 people talk and 10 people listen? When elders offer perspective, when we have dialogue that is infused with respect for all religious viewpoints and traditions, when all of us from multicultural communities come together to listen and learn, our shared humanity is affirmed.
Stay tuned for upcoming 5x10 Circle dates.
Artwork Addressing Humanity at the Intersection of Art and Politics