COVENTRY — The Memphremagog Arts Collaborative recently participated in the creative adventures at Coventry Elementary School called “Dabble Day,” sponsored by Building Bright Futures with the support of area businesses and organizations.
Children up to the second grade and their favorite adult companions were invited to enjoy a day filled with activites. Many youngsters “dabbled” with Diana Poulin and Patty Oliver-Smith from the MAC to make unique, colorful and imaginative fish puppets.
These puppets were made to tie in with the presentation of “Swimmy,” based on the book by Leo Lionni, a story about a little fish who shows his friends, with ingenuity and teamwork, how to overcome danger.
NEKPA and Community National Bank presented a puppet show by PuppeTree, an Artist-in-Residency program through the Vermont Arts Council.
PuppeTree is a nontraditional puppet theater company that was created by Ann Legunn in which various community venues, from school to senior centers, become active participants in all aspects of theatre arts.
PuppeTree is unique in that the participants not only build the puppets, but are encouraged to handle those made by Ann Legunn, the way you would handle props, costumes and scenery.
For more information about MAC Center for the Arts, a local non-profit, visit www.maccenterforthearts.com or call 802-334-1966.