What do pigs, owls, authors, and various and sundry artists have in common? Well, yesterday, 76 of us jammed our promotional booths into the gymnasium at the Cohoes, NY Middle School at the New York State BOCES Arts in Education SHOWCASE 2011. I kid you not. There was a live pig. Daisy was her name. And there were two live owls watching the antics of unusual humans with their unusual musical instruments, informative books, theatrics, poetry, and dancing puppets. Over the course of my next few posts, I’ll introduce you to some of them, starting with Jim Mancuso, pictured below. He calls himself Mr. Map-cuso, because he
entertains and teaches students with, well . . . maps! Yup. He draws them, anywhere, anyplace, like 35-foot wide ones in a gym, or 60-foot wide ones on a parking lot or playground, or NORMAL sized ones in the classroom. And he does it FREEHAND! Adding, as he draws, engaging stories about the creation, expansion and growth of our country. That’s Jim Mancuso. Find him at: www.makemapsmatter.com. Go ahead! Get a “hands-and-feet-on experience.”
And, while you’re websurfing, don’t forget to check out my website: www.annrichduncan.com — especially my You Tube video entitled Seed Baby. It’s a hoot, but it’s also got an important message about genetically modified foods. And it promotes my book, The SEED!