opinion Lindy Casebier Opinion contributor Published 4:37 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 Give For Good Louisville, the annual 24-hour day of online giving, happens Sept. 13, and Louisville Visual Art (LVA) is enthusiastic to make 2018 our most successful drive yet. The day of giving comes at the start of a new school year, a time when I reflect on the enduring impact of great teachers. In particular, I think of Wilma Bethel, a Jefferson County Public Schools art educator for more than 40 years at Crosby Middle School. While working full time at Crosby, Wilma was also a dedicated teacher in LVA’s Children’s Fine Art Classes (CFAC) program, where she inspired countless young artists. Now retired from JCPS, she still shares her talent as an artist and educator through CFAC. More: Your donation to the Louisville Urban League can change lives Since 1925, teachers like Wilma have helped LVA’s Children’s Fine Art Classes bring free, high quality art education to … [Read more...] about Ever been inspired by an art teacher? Here’s your chance to give back
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August 1, 2018 | Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville. With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent. First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Clarksville. The June Art Walk will be held August 2nd, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley. The participating businesses are listed below as well as a description of the work they will be exhibiting and services they will be offering during the event. Downtown Artists Co-op (96 Franklin Street) The DAC is an association of talented local artists and interested patrons dedicated to … [Read more...] about Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held August 2nd, 2018
By Heide Janssen | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 15, 2017 at 9:43 am | UPDATED: June 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm We asked graduating high school seniors to share with us their post-graduation plans for the fall. We heard from 486 visual arts students. Some plan to go to work and some are taking a gap year, but most are off to college, to study everything from animation to journalism to marine biology. We’ve listed them by the school they will attend, including their major and minor fields of study, statements about how the arts have influenced their plans, and their reason for choosing the institute they’ll be headed to. $ = scholarship received Nawal Seedat, El Modena UC Berkeley: molecular and cell biology (immunology and pathogenesis) major; public health, minor (Photo courtesy of Nawal Seedat)Jocelyn Fermin, Katella UCLA: environmental science (Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Fermin) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsShea Meyerson, OCSA Pacific Northwest College of Art: … [Read more...] about Where are 2017 Orange County visual arts students going to college?
When Juxtaposition Arts CEO DeAnna Cummings is asked what the word “community” means to her, she laughs, recalling an arts leader in France who once said a very French thing to her. “You Americans and ‘community,’ you’re always talking about ‘community this’ and ‘community that,’ ” she recalled. “That was two years ago, and I said, ‘I am never gonna use the term ‘the community’ again — it’s ridiculous, overused. But it’s hard.” That’s because Juxtaposition Arts has become a revitalizing force for community on Minneapolis’ North Side. Cummings and her husband, Roger, co-founded the organization as an incubator for young urban artists, ages 12 to 21, where they can gain skills that are both empowering and entrepreneurial, and work with professional artists. JXTA, as it’s called, has helped 3,000 children and young adults through its training programs. … [Read more...] about Juxtaposition Arts has shifted the landscape for young artists in north Minneapolis
For years, west suburban Proviso East High School was known for dismal test scores and struggling students with elusive college dreams.It badly needed an academic overhaul — though the challenge would be formidable.“I didn’t see hope when I came in the door,” said Patrick Hardy, the charismatic principal who started at the school in 2015-16.Today, transformation has replaced hopelessness at Proviso East, where administrators, select teachers and a cadre of kids have launched a bold and controversial experiment: They’re abandoning most aspects of traditional classroom instruction and reshaping the way kids learn.The approach, called competency-based learning, puts the onus on students to study and master skills at their own pace, making their own choices along the way and turning to peers and online searches for answers before they lean on teachers for help. Students may show proficiency on a topic not simply through traditional testing but by using … [Read more...] about Illinois high schools test different, often controversial, approach to education