Bolinas-based artist and sculptor Sha Sha Higby
makes art she can wear, in the form of complexly crafted sculptural costumes that she performs in during her hauntingly poignant live shows inspired by Noh Theater and shadow puppetry. This week, Higby premieres her latest whimsical and wondrous work, ‘Paper Wings,’
in conjunction with Petaluma Arts Center’s ongoing exhibit “Journeys Through Light and Dark,” which explores dolls as storytelling devices. Recently returned from Korea, where she spent the last several months teaching and performing, Higby makes her return to the North Bay with her brand-new show on Friday, Sept. 9, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 40 Fifth St., Petaluma. 8pm. $15–$18. petalumaartscenter.org.