David Winton Bell Gallery

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Doug Elliott on Rewilding, Weeds, and Wildwoods Wisdom: Living off the land in a changing world | Lucas Foglia: A Natural Order

List Art Center Auditorium

Whether he's singing about catfish, pontificating on possums, extolling the virtues of dandelions, pondering the “nature” in human nature, telling wild snake tales or wailing out a jivey harmonica tune, storyteller Doug Elliott, is known for his lively presentations as well as his broad, practical, scientific, and cultural knowledge of how to get along in the natural world.

Doug Elliott is a naturalist, herbalist, storyteller, basket maker, back-country guide, philosopher, and harmonica wizard. He has performed at festivals, museums and schools from Canada to the Caribbean. He has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, TN. and has conducted workshops and programs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the Smithsonian Institution. Doug has trained rangers for the National Park Service and guided people on wilderness experiences from Down-east Maine to the Florida Everglades. He was named harmonica champion at Fiddler's Grove Festival in Union Grove, N.C.

Doug regularly writes articles for regional and national magazines. He has authored five books, produced a number of award-winning recordings of stories and songs, and is occasionally seen on PBS-TV and the History Channel.