May 25, 2003 - Personal Web Site: Dr. Mark Kinney was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria in 1966-67

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Dr. Mark Kinney was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria in 1966-67

Dr. Mark Kinney was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria in 1966-67

A Creative Experience of Arts and Community

July 29 - August 19, 2001

Program Description:

Are you an artist or art lover willing to expand your creativity in a place filled with inspiration and surprise?

Join us in the tropical island of Bali, Indonesia, where the traditional Arts and culture are inseparable from the spirit of the community.

We will begin with several days of orientation and development of supportive relationships with each other. All Lisle groups include a diversity of ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.

The balance of the program will be spent in two small, remote artist villages – Budakeling and Kamasan. Participants may choose to work with accomplished artists in a variety of areas including gamelan music, dance, weaving, carving, making prayer offerings, and cooking. Generally, two group members will share a guestroom in a Balinese home, and enjoy their simple but gracious hospitality.

We will commission dance and shadow puppet performances and invite the entire village. In turn, with luck, we will be invited to ceremonies like cremations and weddings filled with prayer, music, and brilliant ceremonial dress. Our creative work will be interspersed with trips to a cultural renewal and reforestation project in an ancient Tenganan village. If the group chooses, we can arrange snorkeling on a coral reef.

Between stays with artisan mentors, we will visit the stone temple of Besakih. We will continue on to Gianyar province, known for its carvers and painters, and have a visit for sightseeing and shopping at Ubud. During our entire Bali adventure, we will find time to discuss and reflect on our experiences.

Through studying the arts, we’ll be supporting Budakeling and Kamasan artists in their vision to create a cultural center. We will also have a rare and intimate glimpse into the lives of people from a very inspiring place in the world.

Trip Leaders:

Dr. Mark Kinney was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria in 1966-67; a professor of Educational Foundations, specializing in group dynamics and comparative educational systems the university of Toledo from 1976-2000, he has served Lisle beginning in 1984 as President and 1989 as Executive Director. At the University of Toledo he was very active with faculty and students in relation to international activities and served the University as Interim Director of the Center for International Studies and Programs for one year. He has previously led the Bali program. He sings extensively and plays the Guitar.

Bill Kinney was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali and is now a kindergarten teacher in Pennsylvania. He has co-led a Bali program and recently participated in the Lisle India Program and traveled to Ireland, Spain, Bermuda and the Caribbean as well. He is proficient on the drums.

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