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Showing of ‘The Barefoot Artist’ March 18 in Bangor

Event organizer: Ilze Petersons
Event Date & Time: March 18, 2018 6:00 pm until March 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Contact email: Ilzemoose@gmail.com
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BANGOR — Showing of “The Barefoot Artist” will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St., Suite 100.

There is much healing in “The Barefoot Artist,” Glenn Holsten and DanielTraub’s fascinating documentary portrait of the artist Lily Yeh. Yeh is also what you might call a global community organizer: she has led residents in blighted areas in creating colorful structures and sites: a school in Beijing, a memorial to those killed in Rwanda in 1994, a meditation, garden in India, a center for the arts in North Philadelphia. Now in her 70s,  Yeh, who runs the nonprofit Barefoot Artists, is a tireless believer in using art to soothe deep wounds.

The showing in honor of Women’s History Month is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion.