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International Family Day: Stories from the Indian Peninsula
With Luray Gross
Sunday, February 9th
1 – 3 pm
Free with Pre-Registration. Families with Children Age 6 and up.

With stories as our guides, we will travel through India and her neighbors, from the mighty mountains of Bhutan and Nepal to the island nation of Sri Lanka, from Pakistan east to Bangladesh. Among our many companions will be a tricky monkey and a hungry crocodile, a miserly merchant and his wily wife, a wise fool as well as a donkey-eared raja and a barber who cannot keep a secret. Following the story-telling, families will be invited to join Michener art teachers in the classrooms to create a small work of art to take home, inspired by metal tooling and sculpture from this region of the world. Our presenter, local teaching artist Luray Gross, has been busy traveling the world through stories and poetry for several decades.

Faculty member Andrea Thompson is an Honors graduate from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and is working toward her Master’s Degree in Arts Education from Penn State University. She has been the Arts Education Manager at the Michener since 2018, and with the Michener since 2014. One parent noted, “Andrea has built confidence in my children, and made their art class enjoyable and exciting. We appreciate her dedication and devotion to them and to the whole program. We feel truly blessed to have her as a teacher.”

International Family Days are made possible through the Arts Education Fund in Honor of Ruth Anderson, established by an anonymous donor.