Museum hosts ‘Treetop Tales’

Friday, January 18, 2019
Wilderman’s Treetop Tales is a collection of whimsical lyrics and paintings created by award-winning songwriter, Chad Elliott.
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Sanford Museum West Gallery will feature an exhibit by Chad Elliott from Jan 15 through March 1. Elliott is also doing a program today at 10:00 a.m. as part of the Jazz and Blues Festival. The program is sponsored by the Sanford Museum Association.

Wilderman’s Treetop Tales is a collection of whimsical lyrics and paintings created by award-winning Iowa songwriter, Chad Elliott. The book is designed for ages 3-10 and contains heartwarming and giggle-worthy poetry accompanied by Chad’s own illustrations. Chad sings 10 of the lyrics from the book and music album. Together Chad’s illustrations, artwork and music create an offering which allows the whole family to embrace wild imagination. Learn more about the project at www.wildermansbooks.com.

Elliott holds a degree in visual arts. While in college, he discovered a love for the art of music in addition to painting and ceramics. Elliott’s music career stretches far beyond this first Wilderman’s book. He has been touring the country for 20 years performing his original songs, which are a blend of Americana, blues and roots music. He has been featured on Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend, composed and performed music for several IPTV documentaries, and won prestigious awards, such as the Woody Guthrie Song Contest.
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