An art exhibition/performance between two storytellers – Mary Ann Lippiatt, in the oral tradition and Rebecca Lippiatt, a photographer.
The show is titled Mother Love and both the stories and the photographs examine the varied and complex relationships mothers share with their children.
DATES AND LOCATION
May 10, 2015 and May 17, 2015
The Carrot – 9351 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Mary Ann will perform a new collection of stories. Concurrently, Rebecca will have a gallery showing of photographs. Rebecca’s photographs will be exhibited at The Carrot gallery for the month of May, 2015.
ORIGINS OF PROJECT
This project is a collaboration between a mother and daughter. Their personal relationship was the impetus for the theme, Mother Love. Mary Ann is Rebecca’s step-mother and the project was conceived out of a personal examination of their own relationship.
Mary Ann Lippiatt is an oral storyteller, blending traditional story art with creative improvisation, Rebecca Lippiatt is a storyteller through photographs, taking pictures in a lifestyle (or photojournalistic) style. This collaboration will bring together two artists and their art forms in a unique way.
Mary Ann’s storytelling for intergenerational audiences weave story and heart providing entertainment as well as evoking emotions of all levels. Her interactive stories offer a multicultural blend of traditional oral storytelling with complimentary storytelling techniques such a drawn and tell, story-singing or audience participatory story-interpretations.
The oral and visual storytelling in this project will engage listeners in the stories, creating a sense of place and belonging which will support family cohesiveness and ultimately build community. This interactive process of storytelling (visual and oral) will encourage individuals and families to take their story experience to bridge with their human experiences in the community.
This project was supported by the City of Edmonton, Neighbourhood Revitalization Matching Fund. Much gratitude.