August 29th 2015 – Dr. Jonathan Grant, Florida State University Professor of History and Dr. Dave Gussak, Professor and Art Therapist with Sheila Costigan, Executive Director for the Foundation For Leon County Schools
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August 29th 2015 – Dr Jonathan Grant and Dr Dave Gussak with Sheila Costigan
Our conversation continues this week about finding a memoir and art underneath a house in North Florida fifteen years ago, and that the manuscript and art work is quite historical and has global significance! Tallahassee proudly has many individuals involved in this undertaking. Florida State University Professor of History Dr. Jonathan Grant, a specialist in modern Russian history, will talk with Brien about his involvement in the funding process for “Two Regimes: A Mother’s Memoir Of Wartime Survival“. The book contains Teodora Verbitskya’s memoir along with paintings by her daughter Nadia Werbitskya, edited by Mimi Shaw and Kelly Bowen.
Florida State University Department of Art Education Chair, Professor and Art Therapist Dr. Dave Gussak joins the conversation about his involvement with the art. Executive Director for the Foundation For Leon County Schools Sheila Costigan will talk with Brien about receiving a grant from the Legislature through the Cultural Resources Commission.
The Grant is for free lesson plans concerning this memoir and art for teachers, and, live performances for k-12, along with exhibitions of the works at the schools, and offering schools a focused study of the work in Art, Theater, History and literature classes.