Creating Ripples ... Making Waves
Storytelling Concert About Transformation:
I am originally from northern Minnesota, and have lived in North Dakota and Oregon in addition to Minnesota since graduation from college with my teaching degree. I am a librarian at the Minnesota School of Business, and a full-time graduate student at the University of North Texas.
M.S. Candidate in Library and Information
My grandmother used to dress me up like
Little Red Riding Hood and made my younger brother wear a fur
cap to be the wolf. She would also make us watch filmstrips of
Peter and the Wolf and The Nutcracker on white sheets tacked to
a wall in her living room. Since those early moments,
performance and the appreciation of it has been a mandate in our
lives. Though teaching was not a career long in duration for me,
my moments of reading aloud to children, making stories and
reading interesting to them were the best-spent moments in all
of those two years. After beginning my Library and Information
Science degree, I found myself in a storytelling class, and am
currently learning how to turn my written abilities into
performances that remind me of those days spent in a red cape.
I am an artist, amateur film critic and band groupie. I work in many art media, including but not limited to glass mosaic, stained glass, painting, drawing, collage art, and furniture design/building. The inspiration for many of my stories begins with an illustration or two. Films have also become a passion in my life, as I love the way the film industry captures the human condition in such a universally appealing art form. The moment when a filmmaker can do something that no one else has done in quite the same way, or create something that sets the genre on its ear are both moments to which I look forward immensely. Finally, I am an almost 30-year-old groupie. Having gone to a college that is prized for its music program, I am left with very talented musician friends, whose shows I enjoy and attend whenever I can. Sometimes, they even let me carry the drums to the van. Sometimes not.
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