PTT Goes On Print

The enthusiastic reception of this presentation by both performers and audience led to the decision to choose a multicultural folktale annually for public performance as a unifying element for and culmination of the year-long (July to June) visual arts and storytelling activities.  Individuals soon began to benefit physically, mentally and financially from the project, experiencing the joy of self-expression in the community setting, speaking and moving on a public stage, and creating, exhibiting, and selling visual art of many styles.    The PTT project was funded by Tennessee Arts Commission FY 2001-2007, with administration of the grant by Joyce Sievers Pacesetters Family Support.

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2007 PTT “The Big Orange Splot” by Daniel Pinkwater. Putnam artists display houses they created for the performance: Left to Right: Tina Stout, Tracey Gentry, Lori Stebbins, Rebecca Bassett, Buster Williams, Cathy Decaussin, Mike Rewis, Jackie Clark.
2008 PTT “Kanchil Mouse Deer Waits for the End of the World”, a folktale from Indonesia. Putnam and White County Pacesetters Players use large puppets they created at the Putnam County Library performance. Front Row: PTT Storyteller Marcia Donovan (Narrator), Cathy Decaussin (Leaf ) Lisa Manus (Kanchil), Tina Stout (Leaf ), Karen Simpson (Percussion) ), Chuck Everidge (Wild Pig ), Gary Terry (Monkey ), Gary Hayes (Leaf ).