Storytelling and the American Blues
For grades K–12
The blues hold an important place in American music history as a genre for storytelling and a vehicle for expression about personal challenges, loss, perseverance, and success. Inspired by the Wexner Center’s newly-installed exhibition Blues for Smoke, local jazz band dw6 will present this one-hour multimedia workshop on the blues. Film clips, photography, and interviews, integrated with live original music performed by dw6 (comprised of Ohio State alumni Dan White, Chris Ott, and Jon Lampley), introduces students to the experiences and wisdom of veteran Blues musicians. This workshop immerses students in the stories of others and encourages them to think about expressing their own personal narratives through the lens of the blues.
This workshop is currently full but we are taking reservations for a waitlist. Please call (614) 292-6493 or email email@example.com to be added to the waitlist, or with questions about the workshop.
Co-sponsored by Jazz Arts Group.
Free for registered school groups
This workshop is currently full; please call (614) 292-6493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
SUPPORT FOR TEACHER AND SCHOOL PROGRAMS
American Electric Power Foundation
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.
Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council