Spencertown Academy presents art and mythology virtual event | Local Announcements

SPENCERTOWN — Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents a live, interactive Zoom program with storyteller Tom Lee, “Heroes and Art of Greek Mythology” at 10 a.m. Aug. 8.

This free event is the second in the Family Arts Kaleidoscope series, which is designed to engage children and their families from home. Participants should come to the meeting with pencil and paper for drawing and notes. Registration for “Art and Heroes of Greek Mythology” is open to children 8 and older. Older family members are also welcome to participate. Registration is limited; register by Aug. 6 at www.spencertownacademy.org.

“We’re delighted Tom is a part of this series,” says Kelly Kynion, chair of the Family Arts Kaleidoscope Committee. “He’s a treasure trove of beautiful stories, with a marvelous talent for making art alive and exciting for kids.”

Lee will lead a virtual tour of museums around the world, highlighting artifacts from Ancient Greece.

Many ancient pots and vases illustrate scenes from classical mythology of gods and heroes. He will connect stories, art, and ancient culture with suggestions for art-making and writing activities at home.

Lee is a professional storyteller with 30 years of experience performing traditional stories, folktales, and myths for children and adults.

He is also the artistic director of artsVOYAGE at Spencertown Academy Arts Center, a unique arts-in-education program that uses performing and visual arts to enhance learning across the curriculum, with a focus on outreach in the Chatham Central School District.

The Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual series continues at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 with Elena Mosley in an interactive class of improvisational and traditional African American dance, and beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 19, with a special pre-recorded program with composer/ventriloquist Steve Charney and his puppet pal, Harry.

Family Arts Kaleidoscope is made possible with support from Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation and Stewart’s Shops.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown. For information, contact info@spencertownacademy.org.

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