ACHF Arts Education
Youth participants will learn essential skills of creating shadow or black-light puppets and performing in scenes alongside professional artists. In the final workshop session artists will lead participants to compile a step-by-step guide to creating their puppet, and facilitate a large group discussion about discoveries and lessons learned. 2: Youth and adult participants will deepen understandings of how puppetry and music can express metaphors they can apply to daily life. Artists will ask participants throughout sessions to express their experiences with stress through the design of their puppet characters, and respond to the story, music and characters of MMP.
Other, local or private
Backus Community Center will partner with award winning artists of Z Puppets Rosenschnoz for a five day Monkey Mind Pirates arts and mindfulness camp culminating in a public performance featuring Backus youth.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.
Annelise Eckelaert: Freelance artist, children's theater; Laura Helle: Executive director, Austin Area Commission for the Arts; Amanda Kaler: Development director, Minnesota Center for Book Arts; Jonell Pacyga: Adjunct professor of ESL, and ESL and world languages education coordinator, Univeristy of Northwestern; Kelly Pratt: Business and life coach for people in creative industries; Gregory Siems: Director, Vision 2020 in Austin; Ping Wang: Professor of English and creative writing; founder and director of Kinship of Rivers