Is that a troll under the bridge? Are there gnomes and fairies milling about the Spoonbridge and Cherry? This Saturday, August 4th, the Walker Art Center transforms into a land of magic and LARPing! Join us for Free First Saturday (Gallery admission is free from 10 am – 5 pm) and step into a realm fantasy. From 10 am – 3 pm journey on a quest through the Sculpture Garden and Open Field to 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: The Shaman
Name: Shankara Hanh
Level/Ability: Very Advanced
Special Powers: The healing of illnesses, Oneness with the wisdom of nature, and advanced understanding of both benevolent and malevolent spirits.
Gear: Staff, didgeridoo, incense, oils, water
Description of Garden Quest Activity: Participants will inhabit an experiential, meditative stillness by which to heal wounds, regain lost strength, and increase might, will, and fortitude, while alleviating individual and communal suffering.
About the player, Timmy Wagner
Hi, my name is Timmy Wagner and I’m a performer, teacher, improviser, dancer, and choreographer in the Twin Cities. I work as a company member with Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA Dances and in the BodyCartography Project’s upcoming Walker premiere, “Super Nature”. Dancing is my heart, but I also love music, running, being outside, and listening to stories. I am thrilled to be a part of the magic that is the Garden Quest!