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Youth Storytelling sponsored by
Four Corners Storytelling Festival &
Youth Storytellers on youtube

(Ages 8-16)
Four Corners Storytelling Festival
October 9, 10, 2015
Sponsored by the Farmington Public Library
Youth Storytellers on You Tube

If you have told stories at the Festival as a youth storyteller
Or if you are interested in telling at the festival please fill out
Youth Storytelling Form
Bring the completed form to the Youth Storytelling Workshops
Youth storytellers must attend at least two workshops to be eligible to tell at the festival
Listen to Youth Storytellers on KSJE Radio 90.9FM Cuentos Hahne and Tales or download the MP3 Podcast beginning October 2 at 12:30pm.

Meet the 2015 Youth Storytellers:

Story Telling

Yes Arts in Afterschool


Congratulations Connie Gotsch Teen Choice Winner, Grace Lee for Blended Zine


Decorating Houses

Downtown Arts

Official site for Lights on Afterschool

Arts in Afterschool

About the winner, Ashley Parker from Blended Zine:

Blended Zine youth artist, Ashley Parker is the national Lights on Afterschool art poster winner for the October 23, 2014 National Afterschool Alliance. Ashley is featured in 2014 Blended Zine and was the Teen Choice winner with a different art piece. The artwork will be sent to the New Mexico Lt. Governor’s office who has all of the Blended Zine artwork outside his office in the NM Roundhouse.

Register An Event and receive free posters!

Ashley will autograph the posters at the Farmington Public Library on October 23 from 4-5pm. Posters will be available at the High Desert Fine Art Show.


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Click here for Printable Application Teen Zone Technician
Melanie Leeson Farmington Public Library


Farmington Public Library May 2 from 7-9pm Separator


Education and art go hand in hand for Lizzy Regay

Story by Margaret Cheasebro | Photos by Whitney Howie


Daily Times Article

Art class at San Juan Center for Independence provides opportunities for people with disabilities.

The art will be displayed at the Arc Thrift Store at 200 W. Broadway in Farmington during the Fall Art Walk in October.

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Kids and Parents

In the News!

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Center for the Book

Letters About Literature 2014 [Click here]

SeparatorFree Flyer


Local Artist does Torani

Arts in Afterschool “TORANI Celebration”
Thursday, September 26 @ 4pm
Farmington Public Library, multipurpose room
2101 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, NM 87401

Congratulations to Lizzy Begay, National “Torani Syrup Label Art” contest winner! Enjoy a pizza party and Torani soda. Scheduled at the event is Senator Bill Sharer, Mayor Tommy Roberts, City Manager, Rob Mayes and District Three, City Councilperson, Gayla McCulloch.

Youth Storytellers will entertain with stories for the Four Corners Storytelling Festival.


Students Students


Poster Contest Winners
Sponsored by 7211 Food Stores


Arts On Afterschool


Featured in Arts Perspective from Colorado Arts Perspective Article The Northwest New Mexico Arts Council supports Blended Zine the publication by teens for teens in San Juan County and supports the program that was initiated and supported by the Farmington Public Library. Arts learning experiences can alter the attitudes of young people toward themselves and each other. The publication is by teens for teens, which provides an introduction into future careers in the workforce.

The teen volunteers give back to the community. Blended Zine helps to decrease youth involvement in delinquent behavior and improve youth attitudes about themselves and the future. Blended Zine provides an opportunity to youth in the juvenile detention center and many have been published and it has affected them lives in a positive way. Teens evaluate the work that goes in Blended Zine, through mentorship from the arts council board who volunteer their time to share techniques on marketing their work to sell as an artist and simple things like providing a workshop to share how professional matting can be displayed in the community. Blended Zine displayed and sold original art at the annual High Desert Fine Art Festival and will continue to be part of the show that is important for the sustainability of the arts in Northwest New Mexico. Not many people can say that the Lt. Governor has sent a message through Facebook to get the teen artwork in his office. Stop by and check it out at the roundhouse and visit Blended Zine for more details.

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P.O. Box 2235, Farmington, NM 87499
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