Liberian Artist Visits School For Lesson In African Culture

Won-Ldy Paye shows the difference between a bare mask, on the left, and a fully dressed mask, on the right. The complete mask is the one that tells the full story, Paye said. (Michael Walsh/Courant Community)

Students in the first grade at West Hartford’s Bugbee Elementary School recently spent a week learning from Won-Ldy Paye, a Hartford artist, children’s author, and storyteller who is originally from Liberia.

Paye’s artist residency was made possible through a grant from the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools and was the lead in to the student’s African studies.

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Source: News Now/Hartford Courant Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.