In July 2016 and 2017, I facilitated two community arts workshops for the Teaching Artist Summer Forum at the Lincoln Center, NYC. Intermediate-level teaching artists (in the community purpose thread) created colorful lanterns during the morning session, and in the afternoon we all traveled down to the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, where a group of […]
In March 2016, I completed an arts-integrated residency at the Montpelier High School, working with students to understand the concept of The Wall. Together with teachers Katy Chabot, Sarah Squier and Cathy Butterfield, we integrated three core-curriculum subjects; biology, English and history and learnt concepts around biological walls, psychological walls (the Harlem Renaissance) and physical […]
In February 2016, Allen Brook School in Williston VT, hosted their first school-wide lantern parade and created luminaries reflecting the theme of Winter’s Peace. Students from Pre-K through 2nd grade participated in the procession, which culminated with cocoa and cookies back at the school.
In February 2016, students from nine schools in Essex and Westford processed through the streets of Essex, VT to celebrate the amalgamation of their school districts in a stunning community lantern parade that had involved over 12 months in planning. Workshops were held with students from Pre-K to 12th grade over several months, in addition […]
On December 5th 2015, the 6th River of Light Lantern Parade took place in Waterbury, VT. Drawing over 3000 lantern-walkers and spectators, the streets were illuminated in spectacular fashion. During a special residency, 3rd and 4th grade students from Thatcher Brook Primary School made firefly-inspired lanterns to reflect the theme of BUGS, and their lanterns […]
A community lantern procession will be taking place in Randolph, VT on April 10th 2015, as part of ‘We Are Vermont: A Celebration of Hometown’, in conjunction with the Community Engagement Lab. The first session was held with 8th graders at Randolph Middle School in January, and a further community lantern-workshop will be hosted at […]
In March I will be artist-in-residence at the Ferrisburgh Elementary School in Ferrisburgh, VT. Each student in school will be making an age-appropriate lantern and a community workshop will held on Saturday March 14th. In celebration of the Spring Equinox, the parade will be taking place on March 20th 2015 in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.
To celebrate 150 years of Burlington, Burlington City Arts invited me to teach a series of free community lantern-making workshops through the month of January, with a culminating lantern parade on February 21st 2015 after a day of celebration and music. Led by street band Brass Balagan, the parade meandered down Church Street and attracted […]
In February 2015, I was artist-in-residence at Montpelier’s Union Elementary School, creating lanterns with close to 50o students and 40 community members over a three-week period. We made three different lantern styles and had plenty of help and support from parents, high school students and community folk throughout the month. The parade–to celebrate Union’s 75th […]
The 5th Annual River of Light Lantern Parade takes place on December 6th 2014. The theme for this year’s parade is ‘Our Town: Faces, Places and Buildings from your Hometown’. The accompanying education program features both community and Artists’ Workshops. More information can be found on https://ariveroflightinwaterbury.wordpress.com/