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Intergenerational Folk Art Fair slated at Maple Avenue PDF Print
Tuesday, January 06, 2004 6:00 pm
Generations will come together Jan. 13 at Maple Avenue Elementary School to share and learn from one another as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Waukesha County presents an Intergenerational Folk Art Fair. Senior citizens will share our country's cultural and ethnic heritage by revealing and reliving lost arts, crafts, hobbies, music and history. More than 500 students will observe demonstrations, ask questions and participate in hands-on activities throughout the school day with a break for lunch. Many of the more than two dozen presentations offer projects that children will make and take home.

RSVP has drawn on the talents of 40 senior citizens to present this outstanding educational event that includes diverse topics and activities such as:
  • vintage tools;
  • Native American games;
  • mechanical banks;
  • leathercraft;
  • basketweaving;
  • kaleidoscopes;
  • old-fashioned puzzles;
  • woodworking;
  • the language of the fan;
  • thumbprint art;
  • storytelling;
  • old–time radio;
  • ventriloquism; and
  • musical instruments.

Maple Avenue is located at W240 N6059 Maple Ave., Sussex.

RSVP, a nonprofit organization, presents Folk Art Fairs as a service to the elementary schools of Waukesha County. Sponsorships and in–kind donations are most welcome. People who would like to be an exhibitor or support the Folk Art Fairs should contact Baryb Kawatski at RSVP, (262) 965-9382, babfaf@aol.com.