Greek and Roman Mythology of the Constellations to Native American Mythology
*Program held in the Community Room*
The program presenter, Dr. Levy remarks, “Same Sky, Different Stories: Explore the night sky through Greco/Roman and North American indigenous mythology. How do the collections of stars translate into cultural stories and lessons?”
The mythology developed around the constellations on all the continents of the world. Come and find out the similarities and the differences.
This program is geared toward adults as some mythology includes concepts for mature audiences.
Dr. Elinor Levy, joined Arts-Mid Hudson in September 2016 as the Folk Arts Program manager. A native of Oakland, California, she has bounced around the country from California to Indiana, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and now New York. Previously, she worked in Las Vegas as the folklorist for Clark County Parks and Recreation and as executive director of the Northwest Jersey Folklife Project. Having spent the last decade as a folklorist consultant and an adjunct professor, she is excited to be do-ing public folklore again especially in the culturally rich Hudson Valley. She has a master’s degree in Anthro-pology from California State University, Sacramento and a doctorate in folklore from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a folk artist in her own right as a third generation knitter on her mother’s side. In the past three years she has added spinning her own yarn to her skills and looks forward each year to helping a friend shear a small flock of Jacob sheep.
Presenter: Dr. Elinor Levy Charge: Free