CLEVELAND—The Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC)
is hosting a free musical instruments workshop as part
of the Juliet Kossman ArtsPass (KAP) series on Saturday,
This workshop is for children ages 5-8 and will be
held 9 a.m.- noon. Participants will meet in the lobby
of the BPAC the morning of the workshop. Class size
is limited to 15.
Throughout this year, the KAP workshops have focused
on HeartBeat Africa and learning the technique of playing
the rhythms of African drums. Themusical instruments
workshop will allow each participant to make and decorate
a drum of their own. The presenter will be Greenville
native Katie Virden Byrd who currently resides in Cleveland
with her husband Jeff and sons Jackson and Joe.
Byrd has a master’s degree in art education
from Delta State University. She teaches at East Side
High School where she has been employed for eight years.
Her students have received numerous awards and recognition
at the Crosstie Arts and Jazz Festival, Congressman
Bennie Thompson’s “Artistic Discovery,”
and Delta State’s Portfolio Day.
She was instrumental in bringing the visual arts aspect
of the International Bachelorette Diploma Program to
the students of East Side. She served on the faculty
of the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute
CORE ARTS 2009 camp, where she taught crafts. Her paintings
have been shown at the Mississippi Museum of Art, the
Wetherbee House, E.E. Bass, Delta State University,
Crosstie Arts Festival, the Warehouse, Wiljax, and Locals.
She is a member of the Delta Arts Alliance where she
serves on the advisory board and the Delta Artist’s
For more information or to sign your child up for
please call the BPAC at (662) 846-4844.
Gloria Enriquez, Senior Secretary
Communications and Marketing
Delta State University
P.O. Box D-3
1003 West Sunflower Road
Cleveland, Miss. 38733