William Forchion to moderate Art Talk in Brattleboro March 22nd
Mar 18, 2018
William Forchion will moderate the first in a series of Art talks presented by the Arts Council of Windham County. The event will take place March 22, 6pm at 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT. The series, titled, "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity and the Imagination" will provide a space for participants and presenting artists to explore three areas: The ways in which creativity can be nurtured; what it means to "feed" the inner artist; and how one's own creative work contributes to the community and world at large. In addition to Mr. Forchion, artists in this conversation will includeInes Zeller Bass (puppeteer) and Marta Bernbaum (glass artist). For more information contact Shanta Lee Gander email@example.com or 802-275-8152 or check out www.facebook.com/artscouncilofwindhamcounty
Bill will be presenting a special event at Casiano Coffee Bar and Sweetery, 212 Bellevue Ave. Hammonton, NJ on Feb 23, 3pm - 6pm. Bill will mix up his unique storytelling with readings from his books. His books will be available to purchase and have signed. For more information about the event contact Linda Cashan at 609-561-2600, firstname.lastname@example.org
November 11 through November 20 saw Bill Forchion, Sara Deull, and Keith
Kaplin take part in Stage 2 of the U.S. State Departments Cultural
Exchange in the Arts (Circus) to Turkmenistan. The three circus experts
facilitated workshops in Physical theater, Aerials, Juggling, Balance
skills and Acrobatics at the Turkmenistan Institute of Culture, Circus
Department and Turkmenistan State Circus. The three also gave
presentations at the U.S. Embassy American Corners in Dashoguz,
Turkmenabad and Mary. Forchion, Deull, and Kaplin made presentations at
Specialized Art schools in Turkmenabad and Dashoguz and were honored
with performances by Students and Professors of the schools. Stage 1 of the U.S. - Turkmenistan Cultural Exchange took place May 28 - June 6, 2017 and included Bill Forchion, Sara Deull and Billy Higgins. Link to the U.S. Embassy page.
Bill will be performing his one man kids show, Billosophy: for kids at the Hanover Fallfest, Hanover, NH on Friday Sept. 29, 2017 4pm. The performance will take place at the Storrs Pond Recreation Area in Hanover, NH.
Our epic week in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan has come to an end. We said "See you down the road" to Sara yesterday after our only rest day. We did manage a few tourist type things on our rest day including a trip to the Altyn Asyr bazzaar (an enormous market on the outskirts of Ashgabat), lunch in a yurt with a drink of fermented camels milk, a visit to a museum of Turkmen history and exploration of the ruins of Nissa. Billy and I facilitated our final workshop of phase 1 at the Institute of Culture this morning (Monday June 5). The students and staff eagerly took in what we had to offer and asked for more. The Artistic Director of the Circus Dept. has not been shy in asking that we return for no less than a month next time. We then performed in a special Circus presentation at the Turkmen State Circus, which included introductions by the Minister of Culture and U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Allan Mustard. After the performance the Director of the Turkmen State Circus also asked that we return to work with his performers. He stated that the work we did was already evident in the ring. We finished our day with a U.S. Embassy social network 'live chat' via Line app. Our circus cultural exchange to Turkmenistan has been a truly amazing journey. I have seen a part of the world I had not imagined. I have been introduced to a culture I was only vaguely aware of. I met people that changed my life. And I did manage to take a few photos and some video footage. I will put together a presentation about this adventure to share with all who are interested. This adventure was far too amazing not to share.