Our Fall Bright Spot features a folk story from Will Hornyak about a farmer and a magic box in a tale to fit this autumn season of harvest, appreciation and reflection. This video also features animation and sound design by Orie Weeks.
Storyteller Will Hornyak weaves a wide web of beautifully crafted stories from oral traditions around the world. A favorite at Grace Art Camp, he loves the music and rhythm of language, and fully engages campers in bringing traditional and original stories to life. Will taught storytelling at Marylhurst University and Portland State University, is a guest lecturer at many colleges, and performs at festivals, schools, theatres, pubs and churches throughout the United States. He has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and at numerous regional festivals. He was named Artist of the Year Young Audiences of Oregon and Southwest Washington. The National Storytelling Network awarded Will with the Brimstone Grant for his environmental education program: Living Streams: Stories for Healthy Watersheds. That program for K-6 schools, has educated and entertained over 60,000 students and teachers. He lives in Milwaukie, Oregon not far from the Willamette River where he loves to paddle a canoe.
Over the summer, we heard that many of you enjoyed our Bright Spots– video project starters designed to encourage you all to be creative and make art. Thank you for your kind words and support! The projects and stories we shared will continue to be available on our website for your enjoyment and inspiration – perhaps they might even help complete a school assignment. Bright Spots videos were funded by gifts from members of our Grace Art Camp Family like you and by a generous grant from the Juan Young Trust.