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Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project

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!

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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