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Thursday, September 19 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bringing Community Stories to Life Through The Arts LIMITED

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In June 2019, the Walldogs, a renowned organization of sign and mural artists, hosted a 4-day festival in downtown Keene, leaving 16 historic murals in their wake. Peter Poanessa, a Keene native and a Walldog, will kick off the Arts and Culture Track with Session One, “Bringing Community Stories to Life through the Arts”. This session will highlight the way that the Walldogs and local organizers were able to build a massive community following and engagement in uncovering and selecting the stories that are vital to Keene’s identity. First, watch the premier of the short documentary made about this unique event. Then hear Peter’s story of the Walldogs and how he got involved, and learn how to build awareness and excitement in your own community. This session features a panel of storytellers, members of the organizing team, who will share memorable moments and lessons learned about working in the arts and deep community engagement.  

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Peter Poanessa

Founder, Keene Signworx
I would like to briefly introduce myself. My name is Peter Poanessa and I am just a regular guy with a love of the design/build process. I am also owner and founder of Keene Signworx. I studied art for a year at the University of New Hampshire, until I got "a gut feeling" that I was... Read More →


Rosemarie Bernardi

Professor of Printmaking and Design, Keene State College
Rosemarie Bernardi was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She loves the space and beauty of New England and its proximity to New York, Mass MoCa and other art centers. Currently Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department at Keene State College, New Hampshire, she has previously... Read More →
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Tammy Dwyer

Engagement Manager, The Center for Population Health, Cheshire Medical Center
Tammy Dwyer works at The Center for Population Health at Cheshire Medical Center as an Engagement Manager, where she develops and execute strategies to improve the wellbeing in our region.  She graduated from Vermont College, with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts.  Tammy developed... Read More →
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Carol Jacobs

City Counselor, City of Keene
After flirting with a variety of musical instruments, Carl settled into lifelong relationshipswith Bass (Precision and upright), tenor banjo, and singing. He has performedprofessionally with a variety of groups: everything from rock, to bluegrass; country tocontra dance; and church’s... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
MoCo Arts