Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Performer name: Inc. Encore Performing Arts
Phone: 800-669-9850
Mailing address: P.O. Box 630
Melville, NY 11747
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at:
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 06/23/2014

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WEAVING THE WILD by Annie Hickman Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Annie Hickman presents an inspirational program combining visual arts and dance as she welcomes the audience into her magical world of transformation. Annie demonstrates her exquisite costumes, woven out of basketry materials, and uses music and dance to bring them to life. While transforming from one creature to the next, she shares her stories, creative inspirations, and artistic techniques that combine to make her a unique multi-media artist.
$501- $1000
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BOOK by Steven James Petruccio Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Other
Artist Steven James Petruccio, who has illustrated over 60 books, traces the history of illustration as a vital art form. Using actual sketches and finished artwork, he takes the audience on a journey through the stages of creating an illustrated book from story to published volume. How big will the book be? Will the pictures be in color and how many will there be? After learning and seeing all the steps of creating a finished book, ideas are solicited from the audience and used by the artist to transform a blank piece of paper into a finished illustration. Mr. Petruccio is the original illustrator of the popular Tonka books and a series of books for the Smithsonian Institution Oceanic Collection. His book Manatee Winter was a Parents Choice Honor Book, and Seashore Surprises, which he also illustrated, was a Reading Rainbow Featured Book. While visiting a school, Mr. Petruccio will be happy to do book signings, and informal discussions, as time permits, in addition to having his artwork on display for students to browse.
$501- $1000
LET'S SEE WHAT'S UNDER THE SEA: An Illustrator's Mystery by Steven Petruccio Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing
LET’S SEE WHAT’S UNDER THE SEA: SOMETHING’S FISHY An Illustrator’s Mystery Illustrator and author Steven James Petruccio presents an undersea mystery! Your job is to work with the illustrator to create a sketch of the sea-suspect by reading character descriptions in a manuscript and looking at visual clues in original illustrations. Creativity will be crucial in finding the fishy fiend! Observation and imagination are the keys to solving this visual problem.
$501- $1000
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