Discover Strathmore: Off the Page

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11am

Strathmore Campus

Discover Strathmore:
Off the Page

11am - 4pm

Presented in association with Story Tapestries

View the full schedule of events here!

Discover the fun that comes when families make memories! This year’s Discover Strathmore, our annual, free, family-friendly festival, is inspired by children’s literature, stories, and song.

Spark your imagination with a day of performances, workshops, and crafts. It’s a neighborhood tradition and an up-close look at all that Strathmore offers. With a theme of Off the Page, Strathmore is an open book. Discover Strathmore: Off the Page celebrates the way we tell stories through various forms of artistic expression like song, spoken word, puppetry, and film.

Strathmore’s Mansion art galleries will be filled with works from the exhibition Turning the Page: Children’s Book Illustrations. This exhibition highlights how whimsy and wonder go hand in hand when publishers, writers, and illustrators create art for the young at heart.

Strathmore Artist in Residence alumni ellen cherry debuts a new song she’s penned about the storied Mansion at Strathmore. Visual artist Katie Feild accompanies cherry’s lyrics with a “crankie,” a long illustrated scroll wound on two spools and hand-cranked, that depicts the history of the Mansion.

Discover Strathmore also hosts a DC Shorts Family Film Showcase. DC Shorts, local champions of short filmmaking, believe that every film has a perspective to share—an opportunity to see the world through another’s eyes, if only for a few minutes. The DC Shorts Family Film Showcase includes a variety of wonderful films, all appropriate for children ages seven and above.

Local storyteller extraordinaire Arianna Ross, whose work has been described as being “like taking a ride on a magic carpet—an exciting, amazing journey to exotic places” (Carrie Sue Ayvar, Storyteller/Cuentista), brings her Story Tapestries team to Strathmore. Story Tapestries inspires wide-eyed wonder through the arts.

All this plus music, food, and fun all over campus!


Arianna Ross
Suzanne Richards
Noa Baum
Diane Macklin
Barbara Effron
Jamaal Collier
Bill Jenkins’ World
of Music
DC Shorts Film
ellen cherry
The Fourth Wall
InterAct Story
Alex & Olmsted

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