by Chelsea Gilman, Business Manager
TAP has a a new collaborative project going on, working with Ballet Austin and others on the Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project. About 150 Papier-mâché lanterns will be made, through community events and after school programs, 50 of which will be featured in the Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) event at Agudas Achim in the evening on April 19th. Each lantern will be dedicated to a child victim of the Holocaust, with a victim’s name written on each one.
This morning, several TAP staff members, including myself, began working on lanterns. They are made from a balloon and cardboard. Once the entire piece has been Papier-mâchéd for about 5 layers, we let them dry. Once they’re dry we’ll pop the balloons and put lights in the Papier-mâché shaped lantern, hanging them all together with strings.
Right now, my lantern is drying. I look forward to seeing it displayed at the event on April 19, and I hope to see you there!