Article reposted from Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
|Kucha Brownlee & Baba Tony Brown |
CHARLESTON — The public is invited to a reception and storyteller program in the
Tarble Arts Center atrium to close the month-long Arts-in-Education Residency with
Alpha Bruton from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Guest artists and storytellers Baba Tony Brown and D. Kucha Brownlee will present
“Jumpin’ Jambalaya,” a diverse program including folk tales, call and response, poetry,
Resident artist Alpha Bruton will discuss her installation exhibition, “Grandmother’s Circle,”
including how she incorporated works that the students made during the residency into her
exhibition. Refreshments will be served.
Funding for the residency is provided by a Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the
Arts Grant, the Coles County Arts Council, the participating schools and Tarble Arts
Center membership contributions.
The Tarble Arts Center is located at 2010 Ninth St. on the EIU campus in Charleston.
The center is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday; and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays.
For more information, visit www.eiu.edu/tarble/.
A dynamic storytelling duo that combine their experience as performers to weave
a rich tapestry of African,African-American and Spanish folk tales, frolicking fables,
proverbs and dialect into their cultural performance