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TESTIMONIALS

“This project presents an incredible opportunity for cross-cultural learning by introducing a vibrant Mexican folk art tradition to schoolchildren here in Massachusetts…. The project has proven its worth in the (14) years it has been presented in the many schools you’ve

visited thus far.”

                                                                    Maggie Holtzberg, Program Manager

                                                                    Folk Arts & Heritage Program

                                                                    Massachusetts Cultural Council

“By promoting the artistic and creative works of Mexico in the United States, the Visiting Mexican Artists Program helps to develop well-informed audiences and communities by sensitizing them to the expressions and realities of other cultures.”


                                                                   Maria Regan, Former Outreach Manager

                                                                        David Rockefeller Center for 

                                                                        Latin American Studies

“…it was a terrific opportunity for our students in the Cambridge School community to experience the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the native people of a small village in Mexico. The artists allowed our students to witness what these people value and how they sustain their families, community and art in today’s world…. It was a privilege to have the artists in residence and not have to travel to some off site place to participate.”


                                                                  Virginia Payson, 5th Grade Teacher

                                                                  Baldwin School, Cambridge Public School

“By promoting the artistic and creative works of Mexico in the United States, the Visiting Mexican Artists Program helps to develop well-informed audiences and communities by sensitizing them to the expressions and realities of other cultures.”


Maria Regan, Former Outreach Manager

David Rockefeller Center for

Latin American Studies

“This project presents an incredible opportunity for cross-cultural learning by introducing a vibrant Mexican folk art tradition to schoolchildren here in Massachusetts…. The project has proven its worth in the (14) years it has been presented in the many schools you’ve

visited thus far.”

                                                                    Maggie Holtzberg, Program Manager

Folk Art & Heritage Program

Massachusetts Cultural Council

“This was a wonderful opportunity for myself and the children…to glimpse the lives of artists and different forms of economy in another country. It was enjoyed by all and I would highly recommend this program to other schools.”


                                                                    Carolyn Baker, 4th Grade Teacher

                                                                    Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School

“…it was a terrific opportunity for our students in the Cambridge School community to experience the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the native people of a small village in Mexico. The artists allowed our students to witness what these people value and how they sustain their families, community and art in today’s world…. It was a privilege to have the artists in residence and not have to travel to some off site place to participate.”


Virginia Payson, 5th Grade Teacher

Baldwin School, Cambridge Public School

“The Dancing Chickens presentation was lively, incredibly informative, and well-facilitated. It really resonated with the students — a great way to deepen their appreciation of folk art, Oaxacan culture, and Spanish language, and we loved the opportunity to purchase work directly from the artisans.”

                                                                    Karen Ristuben, Former Art Teacher

                                                                    Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School



 

“…a well-planned, age-appropriate program that gave the children a rare and valuable

opportunity to interact with artists from a culture very different than their own. The 

attractiveand well-researched study guide gave teachers a chance to prepare the students 

for the visit….”


                                                                    Lynne LaValley, Former Visual Arts Coordinator

                                                                    Waltham Public Schools

“This was a wonderful opportunity for myself and the children…to glimpse the lives of artists and different forms of economy in another country. It was enjoyed by all and I would highly recommend this program to other schools.”


Carolyn Baker, 4th Grade Teacher

Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School

“The Dancing Chickens presentation was lively, incredibly informative, and well-facilitated. It really resonated with the students — a great way to deepen their appreciation of folk art, Oaxacan culture, and Spanish language, and we loved the opportunity to purchase work directly from the artisans.”


Karen Ristuben, Former Art Teacher

Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School

 

“This program is an excellent way of encouraging creativity and artistic development among young people, as well as their interest in other cultures, specifically Mexican culture.”


                                                                    Amparo Anguiano, Deputy Consul

                                                                    Mexican Consulate in Boston

“…a well-planned, age-appropriate program that gave the children a rare and valuable opportunity to interact with artists from a culture very different than their own. The attractive and well-researched study guide gave teachers a chance to prepare the students for the visit….”


Lynne LaValley, Former Visual 

Arts Coordinator

Waltham Public Schools

“This program is an excellent way of encouraging creativity and artistic development among young people, as well as their interest in other cultures, specifically Mexican culture. 


Amparo Anguiano, Deputy Consul

Mexican Consulate in Boston

The Dancing Chickens of Ventura Fabian: 

The Visiting Mexican Artists Program

the art and craft of Oaxacan woodcarving 

through direct contact with the artists

info@thedancingchickens.com

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The Dancing Chickens of Ventura Fabian: 

The Visiting Mexican Artists Program 

the art and craft of Oaxacan woodcarving 

through direct contact with the artists