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12/5/2016 - Priscilla Howe Residency December 5th-7th

Stacy Ash, Arts Education Coordinator
(785) 309-5770




(Salina, KS 12-16) Storyteller Priscilla Howe will present a three-day residency, December 5th – 7th, at several Salina elementary schools. Her visit is made possible through the Arts Infusion Program of Salina Arts & Humanities. The teaching artist will work with participating students on storytelling and writing applications.

Howe, a full-time storyteller since 1993, loves visiting Salina, where she has been a teaching artist for one week or more every year since 1997. Howe lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her cat (Sir) Francis Bacon and about 75 puppets. She recently returned from a storytelling tour in China.

Howe will work  in USD 305 elementary schools performing “Storyteller’s Choice” with kindergarten through 2nd grade and “Tristan and Iseult: A Medieval Classic” with middle-school students. She also will teach a story-writing workshop with local 4th and 5th graders. 

Howe is the fifth visiting professional artist to be in Salina during the 2016 fall semester through the Arts Infusion program. Previous workshops, ranging from the Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance, to backstrap weaving, to drumming and dance, and have reached nearly 1,600 students. Arts Infusion will continue in the spring semester at USD 305 schools with a visual arts workshop by River Festival favorites Up, Up and Away balloon artists, plus a rhythm and yoga workshop with Drum Safari, led by Lindsborg native Brandon Draper.

For questions or comments, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.