Painting the Tale is Born Print E-mail

At the Spring 1999 TAC grant writing workshop at the Appalachian Center for Craft, Joyce and Putnam County Library Storyteller Marcia Donovan met for the first time and discovered their mutual passion for adults with disabilities as artists. Together they came up with the project name and concept: Painting the Tale (PTT), the Pacesetters visual and performance art project which provides the Pacesetters individuals with multimedia opportunities for individual self-expression. Merritt would provide the Visual Arts AIR and Marcia would be the Performance AIR.  Joyce Sievers for Pacesetters would apply for arts project funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) and administer the grant.  TAC generously funded the program at the Putnam Center beginning in the fall of 2000.   The first presentation was “Nyangara” in March 2001 for a Parent Meeting at the Putnam Center.

 “Nyangara” a folktale from Africa:  Donald Lowe of Putnam Center played the king who was cured when the Children of the village brought him his doctor snake Nyangara, when their parents were too afraid to help“The magic Gourds” a folktale from Korea:  A preschool student helps tend the gourds as they grow at the Library performance
2001 “Nyangara” a folktale from Africa. Donald Lowe of Putnam Center played the king who was cured when the children of the village brought him his doctor snake Nyangara, when their parents were too afraid to help
2005 “The Magic Gourds” a folktale from Korea: A preschool student helps tend the gourds as they grow at the Library performance


 
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