Art imitates life. But what if your life includes living with a disability? In that case, art can become the intersection of learning and inclusion.
Write. Act. Dance. Paint. Imagine. Create. Communicate. Socialize. Experience. Learn. These are active ways to foster a sense of community and purpose, and ways to challenge others to build a better, more inclusive world. Partnering with Upstream Arts, VocalPoint presents Wind in Our Sails!: The Creative Art of Packing Our Boats for the Upstream Journey at two concerts on February 27 and 28. Both concerts are at 4 p.m.
VocalPoint will be joined by Teaching Artists of Upstream Arts, who will integrate imagery, motion and participation to tell the story of how Upstream Arts makes “create” an active verb for everyone.
Concerts are at Central Presbyterian church, a wheelchair-accessible venue, in downtown St. Paul. Both concerts are ASL-interpreted; Braille and large-print programs are available upon request. A free will donation will be collected; 100% benefits Upstream Arts.
VocalPoint is an intense choral experience that challenges people through music to build a better world. We donate 100% of performance-driven donations to a worthy cause that will make a dramatic impact in everyday lives.
We have supported the work of Open Arms of Minnesota, Avenues for Homeless Youth, and Neighborhood House in our first three seasons. Highlights include hosting panels of the AIDS Quilt, singing and hosting in our homes the youth from the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota , being dazzled by the puppets of In the Heart of the Beast and commissioning a piece by Abbie Betinis.