"Spoken Stories Creating Community." FGCU Storytelling presents oral storytelling events as a performance art, community art, healing art. Produced by Dr. Joel Ying and Prof. Lori Cornelius for the Dept of Language and Literature and the Dept of Integrated Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Sponsored by Seidler Foundation, Wasmer Art Gallery, Florida Storytelling Association.
Sheila Arnold shares stories about local waterways that were part of the Underground Railroad. Most of the stories are from an 1870s book written by William Still, a Conductor for the Underground Railroad and Secretary of the Philadelphia Abolitionist Society. His book shares the stories of over 500 people who ran from slavery, including some who used the locks, canals and waterways to escape.
Sheila Arnold has been gifted by God with performance skills and has been using this talent since she was eight years old. She has been a full-time Storyteller for seventeen years traveling through the United States and sharing a variety of stories - “whatever fits in her mouth”, as well as doing Historic Character Presentations and Christian Monologues. At her core, Ms. Sheila, as she is commonly called, is a Professional Imaginator with a passion, vision and ministry of healing hearts, unifying communities and reminding people to share their stories.
Date & Time
Mar 26, 2024 6:00 PM - Mar 28, 2024 7:30 PM
Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries, Wasmer Art Gallery, Arts Complex10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965