MAC Center for the Arts works with Area School
The Memphremagog Arts Collaborative recently participated in the creative adventures at Coventry Elementary School called Dabble Day sponsored by Building Bright Futures and the support of area, businesses and organizations.
Young children (infant-2nd grade) and their favorite adult companions were invited to enjoy a day filled with FUNtastic activites. Many youngsters DABBLED with Diana Poulin and Patty Oliver-Smith from MAC to make unique, colorful and imaginative fish puppets. These puppets were made specially to tie in with the presentation of SWIMMY (based on the book by Leo Lionni); “a story about a little fish who shows his friends, with ingenuity and teamwork, how to overcome danger.”
NEKPA and Community National Bank presented a puppet show by PuppeTree, an Artist-in-Residency program through the Vermont Arts Council. PuppeTree is a nontraditional puppet theater company that was created by Ann Legunn in which various community venues – from school to senior centers – become active participants in all aspects of theatre arts. PuppeTree is unique in that the participants not only build the puppets, but are encouraged to handle those made by Ann Legunn, the way you would handle props, costumes and scenery.