“Our America, Our Stories” Storytelling Workshop


Resident Artist: Lisa Facciponti
July 14, 21, 6-7:45 p.m.

Through the timeless art of storytelling, oral histories are developed and cherished by multiple generations. Join us in preserving our community’s heritage by learning to write and perform a story about your family’s personal journey. Share the triumphs and struggles of creating identity, moving to a new place, and honoring your culture. Using the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art as inspiration, artist Lisa Facciponti will guide participants through the fundamentals of constructing a story arc and preparing the vocal and physical aspects of performance. After practicing these skills in four creative and interactive workshops, these personal narratives will become part of a storytelling performance in the Museum on July 28 at 7 p.m. To sign up for the free workshops please contact John Pepper at JPepper [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org or call (610) 432-4333 x133.

On July 28 at 7 p.m., workshop participants will share their stories. This performance is free for Museum members, $5 for museum nonmembers or free with a canned good donation to benefit a local food pantry. his project was made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Juan Sánchez, Para Don Pedro, 1992
Juan Sánchez, Para Don Pedro, 1992, lithograph, photolithograph and collage with additions
in oil stick and pencil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the
Julia D. Strong Endowment © 1991, Juan Sánchez 

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