Artistic speakers manifest creativity

Published 5:23 pm Thursday, October 10, 2019

This week, big events for the art community in Selma happened.

In preparation for the 41st annual Kathryn Tucker Windham Tale Tellin’ Festival, ArtsRevive had “Tale Tellers” visit local schools.

“Tale Tellin’ in the Schools is one of my favorite things all year long,” said ArtsRevive Executive Director Becky Youngblood. “For the eighth year in a row, we’ve brought joy and laughter to the children in our community. This year, we had 13 sessions in the city and county. Reading and writing are brought to life through a whole new way through telling stories.”

Thirteen sessions in the city and county schools is an amazing feat that continues to inspire our students in the area to be creative.

Creativity plays such a big role in developing a student for later life.

Learningliftoff.com said it best that it is “… a no-brainer, but the arts allow kids to express themselves better than math or science. As the Washington Post says: ‘In an arts program, your child will be asked to recite a monologue in six different ways, create a painting that represents a memory, or compose a new rhythm to enhance a piece of music. If children have practice thinking creatively, it will come naturally to them now and in their future career.’”

It is an outlet for children to be creative and we are glad programs like Tale Tellin’ reach out to young students in our school systems to spark their creativity.