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9/26/2018 - Richard Renner Residency in Local Schools and Community Thursday & Friday, October 4-5

Teaching artist Richard Renner is in residency on October 4 and 5 in Salina schools, through the Arts Infusion Program of Salina Arts & Humanities. The residency includes a community performance of his interactive ReCycle Cycle at Campbell Plaza at 126 S. Santa Fe on Friday, October 5, starting at 6:00 p.m. This performance is free, family friendly, and open to the public in conjunction with First Friday Night Live.

The ReCycle Cycle is created entirely of reclaimed or recycled parts, tasked with educating and entertaining. It is a rolling lesson in the value of the environment and its resources, delivered with fun and function. Participating kids and adults are encouraged to explore a number of on-board ecological activities. The activities are interspersed with juggling, balancing and stunts using recovered trash while discussing recycling, led by Renner as the Goofball Garbage Man.

In addition, Renner will bring the ReCycle show to local schools. These performances, focused on reasons to conserve resources and how our personal choices affect the environment, with wacky inventions, circus acts, music, and interactive games. Renner's performances feature curriculum connections in science for all ages.

Visiting from Lawrence, Kansas, Renner has entertained audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, including a long history with the Salina community as a roving and children's stage performer at the Smoky Hill River Festival. Renner's science-based arts infusion residency is funded in part by the Greater Salina Community Foundation.


For needed accommodations, 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. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

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 Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.