Learn from a model artistic organization, WonderFOOL Productions, on how to effectively engage community partners for public events. Their FestiFOOLS, FoolMOON, and ypsiGLOW celebrations are magical, spontaneous, FOOLishly fun, and free for all who participate. How is that possible? Find out in this free workshop!
WonderFool Productions, a local, community-supported non-profit, produces these art-filled community events in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti each year. Board members Shary Brown, Jeri Rosenberg, and Sue Upton will pull back the curtain on all the magic and share their secrets for providing a platform for people of all ages to showcase their creativity.
- Shary Brown, treasurer of WonderFool Productions, spent decades in art fair management, then became the power behind the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original, until her retirement in 2009. She was also first managing director of the national team that developed ZAPPlication, the online registration and digital jurying process that has transformed the way art fairs select their artists.
- Jeri Rosenberg, WonderFool vice president, is an artist, community connector, art teacher, and official GLOW enthusiast. For 16 years she has designed and built sets for civic theater, which led her to help create the inaugural FestiFools with Mark Tucker in 2007.
- Sue Upton is Development Communications Manager at University Musical Society at UM. She has also worked in grant programs, development and donor relations at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and Ozone House. Sue joined WonderFool as a volunteer in 2016, helping establish a framework for strategically engaging the Ypsilanti community and potential partners in the first ypsiGLOW.