March 18, 2012 – 2:00 pm

Artful Tales: "Kawa the Blacksmith"

Frist Art Museum Auditorium/Studios, FREE

  • Sisavanh Phouthavong-Houghton and participants from the Kurdish American Youth Organization. Kawa the Blacksmith, 2010. Encaustic on board, 6 x 5 1/8 ft. Created under the supervision of Peshkout Duski and Rosemary Swain. Photographer: Caitlin Galo

Artful Tales is a monthly interactive family program that combines the oral tradition of storytelling with hands-on, art-making activities to explore stories and cultures from around the world. This program is part of the Connecting Cultures: Children’s Stories from Across the World exhibition and is funded in part by the Nissan Foundation and Publix Super Markets Charities.

Hear the Kurdish folktale of Kawa the blacksmith and how he overcomes the evil King Dehak, then celebrate the Kurdish New Year by creating paper flowers inspired by traditional embroidery patterns. 

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