Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tell your story...your first person story


We all have stories to tell. Whether it's about love, family, school, work, friends or ourselves, it seems as though everyday we come up with new and exciting stories to tell our close friends. Sometimes we even save objects which help us remember the story. Photos are probably some of the most sacred objects people keep, but sometimes even a simple rock can play a huge role in someone's life.

Throughout the summer of 2010, First Person Arts (FPA) invited people from all over Philadelphia to "show and tell" events called StoryCircles. Everyday people brought things that mattered to them and told their story about the object Their personal stories and objects will be on display at the pilot First Person Museum exhibit at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA), displayed via pictures, film, sound, and words. The live exhibit runs from November 5-December 18 as part of the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art.

Think you have a compelling story to tell? Well FPA is still accepting stories for their online gallery. As a Latino, I am very confident our parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents have kept A LOT of objects from their life. I would be happy to see a 84 year-old woman go on stage during the festival and tell her story.

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