by Mary Alice Carnes, Community Relations Manager
Before a single presentation happened however Sarah Rinner, TAP’s Elementary School Program Director, led all participating festival students in a series of fun warm up exercises to help energize the group and shake away any last minute nervousness.
As promised, the performances were as diverse in their celebration of art, which included stop-motion film, light-box animation, videos, dance, plays about friendship and healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Volunteers once again supported the festival with equal joy. Several individuals and the Junior League of Austin braved Austin traffic and thick humidity to set up, greet students, fold programs and usher, serve pizza and snacks throughout the day, and clean up and load out.
My favorite part of the festival was the communal celebration of art in all is forms. The post showcase entertainment provided by Diverse Effect Skate Crew and Free Angola Capoeira Society also gave us a fun platform to express our passion.