Photo: Spiral Q Puppet Theater
Fifth grade artists from Feltonville Intermediate display their handcrafted puppets at a May school assembly and discuss their learning experience with Spiral Q Puppet Theater teacher Rose Levine. Starting last fall, Spiral Q artists engaged the entire Feltonville fifth grade in the yearlong “Lifting Our Cultures and Families” project, an innovative infusion of art education, cultural awareness, and tolerance. The partnership helped address a dramatic change in demographics at the school. A parade scheduled for June 4 at Feltonville will showcase 30 giant puppets produced through the collaboration in a celebration of the school’s diversity.