Norfolk Arts partnership artist Tanya Shadley presented her project, “Puppets in the City” after the Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library public art dedication 11/19.

Understanding how art and the arts help children in a variety of ways to include the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness, Tanya’s interactive puppet theater highlighted and engaged participants young and old. Featuring her original children’s book, “Differences”, a puppet making component for creative expression and puppet theater, Tanya’s program celebrated inclusion and uniqueness.

Tanya states, “Having continued support of artist-led projects is essential as I feel we are very close to the heart of the community and represent the voices of the community. Not only are artist-led projects worth while to be able to give back, but I was also able to see first hand the impact this programming is making as well.”

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