Thursday, September 22, 2011


Japanese storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto will share myths and fables of her native land with kindergarten through third grade students in all Darke County and Greenville public schools during the week of September 26. Presented by Darke County Center for the Arts as part of their Arts In Education series, the artist uses traditional Japanese music, handcrafted masks, and origami to portray the culture of Japan. These programs are free and open to the public.

“Kuniko enchants audiences of all ages with her dramatic storytelling abilities,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. “She reveals fascinating aspects of Japanese culture, educating as she amuses, delights, and entertains,” Mr. Rawlins concluded.

DCCA's Arts In Education program presents high quality artists performing in local schools at no charge to the students. AIE is sponsored by Dayton Power and Light Foundation, Bocholt Foundation, Greenville Federal, Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, The Andersons, Edison Community College, Littman-Thomas Agency, Mercer Savings Bank, Greenville Rotary Club, and BASF; additional funding is received from the schools. DCCA is also supported by Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial Fund, Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund, Ketrow Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council, the state agency that supports public programs in the arts.

Kuniko will also perform at Sweet One O One in downtown Greenville on Thursday, September 29, as part of DCCA's casual Coffeehouse Series, which presents artists in an intimate social setting; the performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for this all-ages performance cost $10, and will be available at the door or may be reserved by contacting DCCA. For more information regarding these shows or to learn specific times and locations for school performances, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or

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