Earlier this month I recorded an interview with Why Change—a podcast for the creative generation.It was really fun to talk with Creative Generation Creative Generation and Madeleine McGirk from ITAC Collaborative about art, life, teaching artistry, advocacy, and lanterns! Listen here: https://www.creative-generation.org/…/s3-ep15…Also available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud.
Cary’s third annual community lantern parade took place in January 2023. It was a magical evening with music from One Tribe Rhythms and the Bulltown Strutters and fiery entertainment from Caroleeena’s Circles of Joy. For images and more information, please visit the link below.
In July 2023, teachers came together for Community Engagement Lab’s sixth Project Design Lab in Burlington, VT. Following the NETAC gathering, teacher teams designed projects around themes of belonging and sustainability. In a workshop encouraging participants to consider the meaning of belonging, we looked at animal, bird and insect communities, studied outsider and folk […]
The River was a collective community engagement artwork I designed to sit at the heart of the first NETAC (the New England Teaching Artist Collaborative) gathering in Burlington, VT, and hosted by Community Engagement Lab. Over two energizing days, artists, teaching artists, and administrators from across the New England states gathered to do some blue […]
In July 2022, teachers came together for Community Engagement Lab’s Project Design Lab in Burlington, VT to design projects that increase the creative well-being of themselves, their students, and their communities. Paper collage quilting squares told our stories of belonging, and we put them together to tell a new story of our community. In addition […]
In September 2019, the Chocorua Lake Conservancy hosted their first community lantern parade on water, on the beautiful Chocorua Lake. Lanterns were purpose built during multiple community workshops for kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards, and community members took to the water as the light was fading, for an unforgettable evening on the water. For more […]
In December 2018, Children and the Arts hosted their first community lantern parade in the town of Peterborough It was a stunning and memorable town-wide event, with the following partners:Public Schools: ConVal High School, South Meadow School Middle School, Great Brook Middle School, Antrim Elementary School, Francestown Elementary School, Dublin Elementary School, Hancock Elementary School, […]
In May 2018, I had the great joy of working with Jen Kramer’s 6th grade class at the Guilford Central School–as part of the Confluence Project–with an arts-integrated residency to understand and celebrate our watersheds. Throughout the week, we studied, designed and created maps which were housed in hand-made journals that documented our journey together. […]
In March 2018, I conducted an interactive Rangoli performance at the Vermont State House for Arts Advocacy Day. Further information and images can be found Arts Advocacy Day at the Vermont State House