A multi-generational project of Bruun Studios taking place fall 2014 at Area 405, Autumn Leaves brings people together in reflection and celebration of our lives. Using art (an exhibition of 49 portraits by 7 different artists and drawings by Peter Bruun), performance and communal sharing, Autumn Leaves shines a light on Baltimoreans we otherwise might not know, offering a model of healthy community: accepting, empowering, and loving.
Each of 7 FREE events presents a different group of participants, all with something to offer the occasion: visual artists and writers exhibit works and words; youth art groups perform and provide a sense of ritual; "leaves" share autobiographical slide shows and ruminations on meaning; and hosts frame an overall experience all about the autumnal time of our lives.
Come to one event, or come to them all: each is its own rich experience.
49 individuals age 50 or older (leaves) are the subject of Autumn Leaves. At each event, 7 leaves share thoughts on three questions: “What gives your life meaning? How do you think about your own dying, or passing? What do you have to say to young people coming after you, or what advice would you give your 21 year-old self?”