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WAM Fall Community Day Sept. 24

The Fall 2011 Community Day “Peeking Behind the Mask” celebrates creativity, performance and role playing in conjunction with the exhibition Persona: A Body in Parts. It will be Saturday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m.

“Each day we go about our routine lives, but inside we are superheroes or explorers, pirates or rock stars, hiding our secret identities behind a mask of an unassuming face and daily clothes. We’ll explore our own secret identities and ‘peek behind the mask’ of famous folks (real or fictional) to imagine their thoughts and lives,” the Weatherspoon says.

One way to enter this secret world is to write a persona poem – persona meaning mask – in which we give a voice to that alternate identity. Join poet and novelist Valerie Nieman in the WAM lobby, 1-4 p.m., for a drop-in poetry experience for all ages. In addition, use a variety of materials to create your own magnificent mask to wear. At 3 p.m. celebrate with live improvisational jazz and spoken word sharing featuring musicians Joseph Dickey, Daniel Faust and Alex Smith.

All ages are welcome to this free event, part of the city’s official 17 Days festival.