For our Artist-in-Residence this year, Waitsfield School is pleased to welcome four artists from Bread and Puppet Theater from Glover, Vermont. Ali, Katherine, Lili and Susie are part of a group of artists and performers who work collaboratively to create performances that respond to local concerns and the political climate of the times. They use paper mache and other recycled materials to make puppets and "cheap art" to use in the shows.
From the Bread and Puppet website:
"Cheap Art hopes to reestablish the appreciation of artistic creation by making it available to a wider audience and inspire anyone to revel in an art making process that is not subject to academic approval or curatorial acceptance."
Waitsfield students have created a performance in response to their variety of experiences during the Huricane Irene flood. All grades are involved in different aspects of the process, which integrates art, music, writing, movement and storytelling.