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Portraits in Objects and Tales: A Show and Tell of Days Gone by in Bennetts Valley

November 17, 2015 10:00 PM | Abbi Peters

Community members and the general public are invited to the Bennetts Valley Senior Center on Wednesday, November 18th from 5:30pm-7:00pm to celebrate the debut of their recent project “Portraits in Objects and Tales: A Show and Tell of Days Gone By in Bennett’s Valley.” Over the past few months, Author PJ Picirillo and photographer Molly O’Bryon-Welpott have teamed up with the members of the Bennetts Valley Senior Center to reminisce about early life in Bennetts Valley. The residents shared tales and objects that reminded them of the past, and the artists assisted the seniors in documenting their stories through artwork that includes essays and photos. The seniors and artists invite you to view their artwork and join them on the evening of the 18th as they share their tales and objects and reminisce about “Days Gone by” in Bennetts Valley. No RSVP is necessary.

This project was made possible by the Arts in Education (AIE) Program.  The AIE Program supports artist teacher partnerships, facilitates artist residencies in schools and social service agencies and provides professional development to teachers and artists to integrate the arts into the classroom curriculum.

The Arts in Education Partnership is a program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.  State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  The Arts in Education Partnership is administered in this region by Erie Arts & Culture.

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ECCOTA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

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The Elk County Council on the Arts is dedicated to promoting the cultural enrichment of the residents of Elk County by expanding the opportunity for public participation in the arts. The Council’s goal is to enhance the lives of county residents and the various local arts by offering experiences in the arts, providing educational opportunity and advice, and by supporting performers, musicians, artists, artisans and writers.

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