Our observance of Martin Luther King Day has become a celebration of humankind: our values, our behavior and our sense of self. Morning faculty-led workshops explored issues of identity in preparation for a very special experience.
One workshop has students paint whole-body self-portraits that include self-perceptions and assumed perceptions by others.
Another had us creating identity collages from magazine images.
After the early workshops, we convene for an remarkable one-man theatric production called Igcognito by Michael Fosberg, in which he dramatizes his search for his identity by finding not only his biological father--but discovering that he is African American.
The succeeding assembly featured extraordinary performance by the jazz/rock ensemble with internationally renown tenor saxophonist Greg Abate, playing Duke Ellington's aptly named Things Ain't What They Used To Be.
But the point--today--is identity. Let's just take some pictures.... For example, Connor's eighteen! Don't try to figure out the fingers...