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10/31/2018 - Joseph Vincelli Residency & Community Workshop November 5, 6 & 7

Teaching artist Joseph Vincelli is in residency on November 5, 6 and 7 in Salina schools through the Arts Infusion Program of Salina Arts & Humanities (SAH). The residency includes a community discussion on "The Philosophy and Art of Creativity" at SPARK Artist Resource Exchange, 146 S. Santa Fe, Monday, November 5 starting at 6:30 p.m. This talk is free and open to the public.

Teacher, author, musician and improviser Joseph Vincelli has given master classes throughout the U.S., including at Columbia University, on the topic of how to create and where it comes from within each individual. In his upcoming Salina session, Vincelli will take attendees on a course about why it is important to create and improvise often as well as how to practice creativity in all facets of life to nurture various art forms.

In addition, Vincelli will bring his sessions Geo-Dance and Rhythmic Vocabulary to local schools. A returning resident artist, Vincelli offers a highly dynamic program with curricular connections in math and language arts that relate directly to music and self-expression.

A longtime resident of Dallas, Texas, Vincelli has toured extensively throughout North America, with visits to Brazil, Venezuela, England, Italy, Australia and South Africa. In addition to frequent residencies through the SAH Arts Infusion program, he has a longstanding relationship with the Salina community as a past performer at the Smoky Hill River Festival.


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.