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Artist Spotlight: James Ryan (Stilt walker)

As an artist James Nelson Ryan seeks to facilitate enlightening experiences through humble and silly interactions whether through a simple juggling lesson or a world of interactive puppets. He focuses on the use of recycled products giving creative access to all of his students. James has chosen to apply his life experiences to his unending imagination. He focuses on projects that bring people together hoping to magnify our potentials whether through a song and dance on a stilt walking carnival or an after school creative arts program. He has discovered his path to an enriched life and is looking forward to sharing his experiences through his creative projects. James uses "The Anything Project" as a symbol to open the mind to the possibility of anything. To be open to unfamiliar things. We can learn to be or do anything! James is interested in working in a variety of environments from community development programs to interactive exhibits to visionary art festivals, believing his diverse skill set will allow him to produce a more enriching experience for everyone.

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For almost 55 years, Young Audiences of Rochester (YA) has been the premier provider of arts learning experiences in the Greater Rochester region. One of 30 self-supporting affiliates in the national Young Audiences, Inc. network, YA is the catalyst and connection to practicing, professional teaching artists that deliver artistically excellent, academically relevant and educationally effective art programs.


 

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