"What ties together all of the Renaissance Artists is a
general love for their art, a willingness to
share, and compassion for the less fortunate, in particular,
those who are living in America's care institutions and
"Each artist in our roster is personally selected based on
the high quality of their gifts and a unique ability to
communicate those gifts to the audiences we serve. Most of
the artists participating have already done work with
"special" audiences and have developed a unique approach,
using their talents to reach this group."
"Every performer, singer, artist, clown, or theatrical
performer connected with Renaissance Enterprises has a very
special way in how they are able to transfer their
individual messages to their audience, involving each
audience member in the performance, or artistic
demonstration. As an example, artist,
has a long history as a minister, and through his church
work in his parish, he is able to utilize his pastoral
gifts, along with his painting talents forming together, a
very powerful outreach to his audience, blending
spirituality and art in a wonderful expression!"
"RENDAL WALL'S long
history in television, through the GREEN VALLEY JAMBOREE,
has made him well-known to all audiences, especially those
we serve, the elderly, who remember Rendal and his famous
father, the late, REM WALL, for their 34 years on
television, which reached millions of viewers."
another member of THE GREEN VALLEY BOYS, is a fiddle champ,
extraordinaire, and has won awards all over the nation, and
currently performs numerous engagements, showing the
audience his graceful dexterity, that only improves with the
years! Jim is a living example of the old phrase, "if you
use it, you will never loose it," in fact, he can play
circles around any 20, or 30 year old fiddler around!'"
"And, the great
CANDACE ANDERSON CORRIGAN,
her talents are endless and amazing! Her musical stories of
historical women from Michigan and Tennessee are inspiring
and inventive, and she has worked hard to bring her
educational shows to school audiences all over the USA!!! We
are so blessed to have her working with us on programs in
Middle Tennessee (and Michigan), sharing her gifts with the
institutionalized audiences we serve, who love her too!"
GLORIA LARRIEU, one
of our founding artists, is a fixture on our roster,
although we don't get to enjoy her talents as often as we'd
like, as she is busy earning a doctorate degree, and
teaching at The University Of New Mexico. There will never
be another Glo, whose voice can warm up the darkest night,
or the darkest room!!!
"New to our roster, are
MICHAEL NORTHRUP and
folksinger! Jean is a very versatile performer, accompanying
herself on guitar, her repertoire is vast and interesting as
she involves the audience in the meanings of all her songs,
and enchants them with the melodies."
"This is just a short list of the many fine artists,
artisans, and performers we offer through Renaissance
Enterprises, as we are always up-dating our roster, and
adding talented individuals who are introduced to us and who
have a willingness to share their time and talents!"
"Believe me, you won't find a better group of folks, nor
more talented if you set up camp at Carnegie Hall, in New
York, or The Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, these artists are
shining jewels and we celebrate their talents!"