Calendar module icon

Calendar

View All Calendars is the default. Choose Select a Calendar to view a specific calendar. Subscribe to calendar notifications by clicking on the Notify Me® button, and you will automatically be alerted about the latest events in our community.

Date:
September 12, 2019
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Time Details:
Classes take place for three consecutive Thursdays (9/12, 9/19, 9/26).
Location:
Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse
Address:
9101 Nall Avenue
Prairie Village, KS 66207
Contact:
913-826-2975
Cost:
$50 - three classes
Facebook Twitter Email

Osher Institute: Lifelong Learning - THE CULTURE AND MYSTERY OF MASKS FROM AROUND THE

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Johnson County Park and Recreation District, in partnership with The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas are pleased to bring you a collection of courses designed for adult learners. No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s just learning for the joy of it. Masks are much more than just disguises--they can transform a person's face into a new powerful spirit. For thousands of years, people have created masks as a means of expression. They are treasured worldwide for their historical and cultural significance, teaching us how cultures deal with their lives and their environments. Masks are attributed to folklore, chiefs, shamans and religious leaders. They play a role in dance forms and storytelling and are used in agriculture, carnivals, celebrations, dance, death, fertility, hunting, initiation, midwinter observances, religion and theater.