MAC Cen­ter for the Arts works with Area School

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Coven­try, VT

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.

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