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Castellani Art Museum presents 'Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York'


Wed, Sep 4th 2019 10:00 am

Collaboration of CAM folk arts program & ‘Meet Me at the CAM’

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University’s folk arts program and “Meet Me at the CAM” series have teamed up to present a special fall program, “Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York.” The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, and feature speakers from the local arts community.

Light refreshments will be served.

Guests are invited to join in and learn about storytelling in Western New York through a program that mixes traditional stories with presentations about the tradition in three area communities: African American, Celtic American and Tuscarora. Learn more about what it means to be a storyteller, how storytelling can be used to teach lessons, and how it can be and catalyst for spiritual, community and personal healing.

Local storytellers featured in the program include Karima Amin, who will share stories from the African American tradition; Lorna Czarnota, who will focus on Celtic American traditional tales; and Jay and Teresa Clause, who will focus on storytelling within the Tuscarora and Haudenosaunee traditions.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Reservations are not necessary. Early arrival is recommended. For a campus map with parking information, visit www.niagara.edu. For more information, contact Curator of Folk Arts Edward Millar at 716-286-8290.

“Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York” is made possible through the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, a Focus on Diversity Grant through Niagara University, and Elderwood at Wheatfield.

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