Happy National Arts in Education Week, Alabama! Here are some resources for young artists.

Primbondh/ December 31, 2022/ arts to education

Many Alabama children are artists, but not every school has a teacher available to work with those interests.

This week, to celebrate the National Arts in Education Week, Alabama’s Artistic Literary Consortium is visiting three elementary schools to introduce the arts in educational and exciting ways.

The ALC aims to prepare current and future educational leaders on the importance of arts education and how it can benefit their schools through professional development. Resources are provided to school districts through collaborative sites in Birmingham, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa. A fourth site in Mobile is in the works and is expected to be operable by next year.

“Each collaborative site focuses on the local needs of their schools and communities. They identify needs from their on-the-ground work that the ALC can then support and advocate for at the state level,” said Ashley Lucier, the state director of ALC. “In addition, we partner with

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Three dead, including gunman, after shooting at St. Louis high school, officials say

Primbondh/ December 29, 2022/ arts to education

Three people are dead, including a 19-year-old gunman, after a shooting at a St. Louis high school Monday morning that also sent multiple people to hospitals, police said.

Chaos unfolded shortly after 9 a.m. when authorities learned of a shooter with a long gun inside Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. The school and the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience, which is in the same building, were locked down.

After a gunfight with authorities, the suspected shooter was taken into custody and later pronounced dead, an official with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department told reporters.

He was identified as a recent graduate from Central with no prior criminal history, Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Mike Sack told reporters at an evening news conference.

Sack said the alleged gunman entered the school with a rifle in an “aggressive, violent manner.”

“There was no mystery about what was going to

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L.A. County Department of Arts and Culture Announces Over $4.5M for Local Arts Organizations

Primbondh/ December 29, 2022/ arts & culture

2020 Oshogatsu event at the Japanese American National Museum, one of 227 local arts organizations that have received grants from the L.A. County Department of Arts and Culture. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

To support local arts nonprofits and the communities they serve, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture (https://www.lacountyarts.org/) on July 21 announced $4.518 million in grant awards through its Organizational Grant Program (OGP).

The awards provide two-year grants for 227 organizations.

OGP is Los Angeles County’s longest-running arts grant program, providing funding for the diverse ecosystem of arts nonprofits that range in size, budget, and discipline — from arts education, to theater, music, and dance, to visual, media, and literary arts. This cycle’s grantees are located and provide services across the county, and many have deep and culturally rooted ties in their communities.

The program also addresses systemic inequity in arts funding. Over 80% of grantees have

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African American Artwork And Its Effects On The African American Group

Primbondh/ December 27, 2022/ university of arts

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St. Louis shooting: Two dead at Central Visual and Performing Arts High

Primbondh/ December 27, 2022/ arts to education


A man opened fire at a St. Louis high school Monday morning, leaving a teenage girl and an adult woman dead and several others wounded before being fatally wounded by police, according to school and police officials.

The shooting was reported shortly after 9 a.m. at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, a specialty school of about 400 students known as CVPA, in the southwestern corner of the city. Police arrived a couple of minutes later to find students running from the building and reporting that the man had a long gun, according to Michael Sack, the St. Louis Police commissioner.

Police confronted the gunman, estimated to be about 20 years old, and exchanged gunfire with him, Sack said. He was taken to the hospital along with seven others, where he was pronounced dead. Police had not identified him by late Monday morning

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Not just paint: Arts education boosts academic performance

Primbondh/ December 27, 2022/ arts to education

by Regina Marie

Why does art matter? It’s a question that has given philosophers and artists food for thought for centuries. 

It’s also been a leading question in many schools.

At a time when budget cuts are forcing school administrators to put various curricula on the chopping block, it’s been an important question. Too often, arts programs are the first to be cut.

From their earliest years, many children communicate and learn through artistic expression. Songs help them learn words and repetition to develop speech and reading skills. Drawing, painting and doing crafts help to solidify their motor skills. And surveys show that 88 percent of Americans consider the arts part of a well-rounded education.

Still, a recent American for the Arts public opinion survey found that the percentage of students receiving arts education has shrunk dramatically over the last few decades.

And it turns out that investing in art

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2022 ABC TOP 5 Arts media residencies announced

Primbondh/ December 25, 2022/ arts and media

Dr Mestrom is an award-winning sculptor.

Based in the Sydney College of the Arts, Dr Mestrom’s sculptural practice addresses “the female body” in various cultural contexts: philosophically, autobiographically, as well as in the context of art historical and political concerns.

Her research examines conflicting assumptions, expectations, and perceptions of maternity in cultural, artistic, academic and institutional contexts. “Feminist motherhood is a surprisingly little-explored subject. Feminism and motherhood continue to be thought of as incompatible, acutely so in the context of contemporary art,” Dr Mestrom said.

“I’ll be using my time at the ABC to develop skills to make a six-part podcast about the decisions all women face around motherhood and how much choosing to be a mother will have an impact on their career,” said Dr Mestrom. “It will have a specific focus on women who work in the arts and the choices they make around mothering and creativity, parenting

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The Art of Science – College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University

Primbondh/ December 24, 2022/ arts and media

The students learned the fundamentals of light microscopy in Hehnly’s lab with the help of researchers Mike Bates, Nikhila Krishnan, Favour Ononiwu, Abrar Aljiboury, and Debadrita Pal. They captured stunning images from an array of samples including those found in the natural world, research studies, aspects of their self, or medicinal agents that occur every day in their lives. They also had access to advanced microscopy techniques in the Blatt BioImaging Center and in A&S professor Carlos Castaneda’s laboratory.

Once the microscopy work was done, students took part in drawing classes to illustrate the images they captured in the lab.

Bio-art students producing illustrations based on images captured in the lab.

“Drawing has always been connected with biology and with other sciences, especially before the appearance of photo imaging,” says Rossa. “The process of drawing is a method of understanding what we see. It is a form of knowledge.”


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Oregon and national arts leaders push for more local access

Primbondh/ December 23, 2022/ arts to education

Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, left, and National Endowment for the Arts Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson at the Portland Art Museum. Jackson and Bonamici toured the state, speaking with arts organizations about how to provide more access to arts education.

Steven Tonthat / OPB

National Endowment for the Arts Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson met with Oregon arts leaders this week to discuss the need for more access to art in the state.

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici organized the listening and learning tour.

“I planned this visit to showcase all of the work that we’re doing and also to have a conversation with the community about how we can promote equity, engagement, especially in more rural communities,” says Bonamici.

The NEA provides funding for various arts organizations across the country through the federal government.

Over the last five years, the NEA provided more than $12 million in federal grants to bolster

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Arts & Culture Alliance of Manistee County awarded funding from 100 Women Who Care

Primbondh/ December 22, 2022/ arts & culture

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Manistee County was selected to receive fourth quarter funding from 100 Women Who Care Manistee County. The donation is expected to reach $10,000.

As stated on their website, the Arts & Culture Alliance is proud to honor the legacy of James Earl Jones and his mentor, Donald Crouch. To celebrate these two individuals and the power of mentorship, the ACA has commissioned life-sized sculptures of these two men, to be installed in front of the Kaleva-Norman-Dickson School in Brethren where James Earl attended and Donald taught.

Many are not aware that James was uncomfortable speaking, due to a severe stutter, when he started attending the Brethren schoolhouse in 1945. During his schooling, James submitted a poetry entry, “Ode to a Winter Grapefruit,” to Mr. Crouch, his English teacher. James’ entry was chosen to be recited in front of the class. While practicing the poem’s

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