Sound-Art Duo Beatrix* Jar Returns to Wex

Sound-Art Duo Beatrix* Jar Returns to Wex

Mon, Mar 31, 2008

Free Workshops Now Offered for All Ages

Beatrix* Jar, a real-life couple from Minnesota, returns April 4–5 by popular demand to demonstrate “circuit bending,” a do-it-yourself form of sound-art. Participants have the chance to experience the fun—and the new or hidden sounds—that can be discovered by dismantling old electronic toys.

Beatrix* Jar led a teen program last year, and the enthusiastic response prompted their return with additional free workshops. Now for ages 8-adults, the workshops are tailored to challenge and entertain each group. Materials such as tools, batteries, and toys will be on hand, but participants are also free to bring their own battery-powered, sound-producing toys.

The workshops are all free, but advance registration is required. Call (614)-292-6493 or e-mail edweb@wexarts.org for details and registration. Click here for more information.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Friday, April 4, 7–9 pm

GenWex Presents: Circuit Benders, an evening workshop for grown-ups.

 

Saturday, April 5, 1–3 pm

Young Arts: Noisy Toys. For ages 8–13 with parent or guardian. Kids will discover the joy of dismantling old toys and uncovering hidden sounds in this do-it-yourself workshop.

 

Saturday, April 5, 4–7 pm

WexLab: Toy Tones. For ages 14–18. Includes pizza and a performance by Beatrix* Jar at 4 pm, followed by the workshop 5–7 pm. Teens will learn how to connect sonic shortcuts and expose new sounds in old toys.

 

Support:

Youth and family programs are presented with support Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., Bob Evans Farms, Cardinal Health, Nationwide, Time Warner Cable, and Target.

Additional support is provided by Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation, and Wexner Center members.