Stories from Charlotte

 

Charlotte Elementary  School, grades preK-8, 2016

 

At this small, multi-age school, students from preK to 8th grade worked together to craft mural and performance. One story that featured in both was about the Charlotte Pound, where stray animals were kept for a fee, and farmers occasionally snuck in at night to reclaim their wandering pigs and cows. Charlotte students performed onstage for their neighboring elementary school at the Eastport Arts Center.

 

 

Mural materials: acrylic paint and permanent marker on birch panels

 

collaborators: Eastport Arts Center, Charlotte Historical Society and community elders

 

grant support: Perloff Family Foundation, Maine Community Foundation and Friends of Charlotte

 

Eastport performance photos:

courtesy Robin Farrin, Coastal Maine Photography