residency programs in craft, dance, folk arts,
interdisciplinary arts, literature, media arts,
music, theatre and visual arts, schools and service
agencies can expect to improve themselves and
strengthen their communities.
In school settings, residency artists are
prepared to connect to other curricular areas.
Residency artists link the arts to areas beyond
their artistic specialty enabling them to work with
a diverse group of students and instructors. In
nonprofit service settings, residency artists are
sensitive to the needs of various communities and
also the potential that lies within each individual.
Mauvis Sort graced the gymnasium of
Marion Local Schools in November, 2010 to
the delight of K-4 and 5-8 grades with two 40
minute performances. They will be
returning during the 2011-12 season to visit
other communities in our service area.
French-Canadian group based in Quebec, Mauvais
name translates from French to mean “to put a
spell on someone,” has a musical style extremely
hard to define, yet unique and proper to its
generation. By combining traditional lyrics with
contemporary musical compositions or
their own original stories with old, folk
rhythms, the group will turn your perception of
Québec traditional music upside-down.
creates a new musical style: Folk ‘n’ roll.
“Folk” for the inspiration, the foot stomping,
the accordion, the fiddle, and the guitar; and
“roll” for the arrangements, the bass, the drum,
the percussion, and the energy. You can learn
more about the group at their
tour is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a
program of Arts Midwest funded in part by the
National Endowment for the Arts with additional
contributions from the General Mills Foundation
and the Land O'Lakes Foundation.