Is that a troll under the bridge? Are the gnomes and fairies milling about the Spoonbridge and Cherry? This Saturday the Walker Art Center transforms into a land of magic! Join us for Free First Saturday (Gallery admission is free from 10 am – 5 pm) and step into a realm of art-related fantasy. From 10 am – 3 pm journey on a quest through the Sculpture Garden and Open Field and meet mythical heroes and foes while participating (if you so choose) in challenges in each quadrant! So get ready to make a costume, grab a map, and set forth on your epic adventure!
This blog series will profile some of the many mythical characters you may encounter on this exciting quest, and also give a little background about the real folks playing each magical persona.
GARDEN QUEST CHARACTER PROFILE: PUDENDA, A FAIRY
Level/Ability: 7th level
Special Powers: Amorphous gender & ability to give that power to others. Also embodies creative kinetic energy through movement & gesture.
Gear: Locks of amber enchant & bewilder with beauty, hir* moustache of strength protects from harm & intimidates enemies. Copper gown radiates the energy of dance & movement.
Brief Description of Garden Quest Activity: Come explore gender & identity through costume & dance with Pudenda in a neutral & safe environment where anyone can be whoever they want & release their inhibitions. Pudenda will enchant you with the art of choreography & teach you how to move in harmony with your inner secret self. You’ll engage in a tiny, fun performance in order to pass to the other realms of the Garden Quest universe.
*him/her = hir
About the Player, Jaime Carrera
Jaime Carrera is a self-taught, independent, multidisciplinary artist from Ciudad Juárez, México.
His work has been exhibited, screened & performed in various spaces, both nationally & internationally. Jaime self-funds his work with back-breaking labor. He has garnered a loving & devoted following due to his unpretentious & accessible approach to modern art.
Jaime lives in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis with his boyfriend Nick and his two adorable & famous kitties, Henri & Beau.