Arts Council Sponsoring “Story Time” in Winston Square Park on Saturday, September 7
Terry Schupbach-Gordon of Yadkin County has mastered the art of storytelling
Winston-Salem, NC (August 23, 2019) – The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, in collaboration with the City of Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department, is sponsoring “Story Time” in Winston Square Park at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 7. Story Time is for pre-school age children and their families. Admission is free.
“Our city parks are a tremendous assets, and we are delighted to work with the city to program events such as Story Time that increase use by the public and demonstrate the possibilities for creative activities in them,” said Diana Blanchard, Director of Community Engagement & Communications for The Arts Council. “Our Arts Council mantra is ‘touch every corner,’ and this is yet another way to accomplish that.”
The storyteller on September 7 is Terry Schupbach-Gordon, who lives and works in Yadkin County. Schupbach-Gordon says her stories come from everywhere but have taken on the flavor of the Southeastern United States which she now calls home. Her storytelling is animated and quickly draws in listeners, regardless of age. The stories are designed to celebrate the sounds of individual voices and include music, puppets, and always audience participation. Her talents also include bookmaking, printmaking and teaching.
Winston Square Park is located in downtown Winston-Salem at 310 North Marshall Street next to The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Parking is available in The Arts Council parking lot on Spruce Street across from The Milton Rhodes Center and the park.
Winston-Salem, known as a City of Arts and Innovation, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. The most recent studies available showed that Forsyth County’s nonprofit arts industry supports 5,559 full time equivalent jobs; accounts for more than $129 million in resident household income, and generates more than $14.8 million in local and state tax revenues.