Artist-in-Residence Program at Carol Morgan School
Each school year the Carol Morgan School invites a professional artist or artistic group to our campus as part of our Artist-in-Residence Program engaging our students and community in the arts. We have been delighted by dancers, photographers, authors, poets, theater companies, and conceptual artists coming to our campus and helping expose our students to art forms they may have never experienced before. Some examples from previous year artists include the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Alvin Ailey Dance Company, The Mayhem Poets and the Bradley Sisters (Tap Dancing). This year our preK-12 program features Story Faces by Christopher Agostino who is both a visual and performing artist. He tells stories through painted faces in his signature StoryFaces performances.
The Story Comes to Life on the Faces of the Audience
Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces is a very different kind of a show, a one-of-a-kind performance to inspire and delight any audience. Audience volunteers are brought on stage and face painted to illustrate the stories as he tells them, fully engaging the audience with a skillful spoken word performance combined with his unique visual art. The amazing face painting captivates the audience while they listen to traditional folktales and original stories — ranging from the comic adventure ofTiddalik the Great to the heroic tale of Punia and the King of the Sharks and an ancient tale asking the timeless question: Is Life Fair?
Several different programs of StoryFaces are available. Christopher’s extensive repertoire of tales allows him to craft performances to fit festival themes and specific curriculum or cultural studies. He can perform successfully for any age: kids, teens and adults — including arts-in-education programs for schools with variable content for any grade level.
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