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Tues, March 26, 7pm: Stories in Words and Paint, Murals and Songs with Valerie Tutson and Munir Mohammed

Join us for the second in our 2013 series of Conversations in Creative Practice.

Valerie Tutson has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences since 1991 and designed her own major as an undergraduate at Brown University, Storytelling as a Communications Art. Valerie. She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions. She not only delights listeners with her tale-telling, she also teaches workshops and classes to students of all ages, and hosts Cultural Tapestry, an award-winning show for COX 3 celebrating the diverse cultures around us. Valerie has most recently served as the co-Director of the National Black Storytelling Festival in Providence.

Munir Mohammed was born in Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa. He is an educator and muralist whose media include oils, acrylics, water color, pastels, pen and ink, and wash. He has taught community art projects at numerous centers for students of various ages.

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Conversations are made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.