Kathleen & Robert Lynam

The Art Of Puppetry

Franklin, Tennessee

Kathleen has been a teaching artist/puppeteer since 1990. She is a Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist which allows her to provide residencies for children and professional development for teachers across the country. She is also a John F. Kennedy Center workshop leader integrating the art of puppetry and core curriculum subjects with her Bringing Biographies to Life through Puppetry." Last year the Tennesee Arts Commission awarded her the "Artist in Residence" for 2007-2008 school year. For the past decade Kathleen has designed and sold bead woven pieces and teaches bead weaving at BeDazzled Bead Store in Nashville Tennessee. Bob and Kathleen were married in 1974 and have three children. Bob has spent most of his professional life working in Risk Management for several insurance companies. Bob was also a Gunnery Sergeant in the US Marine Corps. His artistic expression can best be seen in his gardens and stone walls.

"As an artist I think of myself first as a 'problem solver'. I love the challenge and the process of coming up with a solution. Discoveries are made along the way and the freedom of choices maintains the level of artistic excitement as we create. It doesn't get any better than that."Kathleen & Robert Lynam