For Immediate Release
January 12, 2016
Contact: Haley Baas
Arts for Learning
Phone (317) 925-4043×120
Arts for Learning Teaching Artists Nominated for NAACP Image Award
Indianapolis – January 12, 2016… Arts for Learning teaching artist Michele Wood is a nominee for the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards. Wood is nominated in the category of “Outstanding Literary Work – Children” for her illustrations for Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, written by Nikki Grimes.
Wood, an artist, educator, and children’s book illustrator, is best known for depicting moments in African American history as well as changing the consciousness of the African American experience. She has received numerous other accolades for her work including the Ashley Bryan Illustrator Award, the Gold Nautilus Book Award, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award. Wood has been a teaching artist with Arts for Learning for almost a year.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA, on Friday, February 5, 2016, at 6PM Pacific Standard Time.
As the oldest and largest provider of professional arts education programs in the state, Arts for Learning works with more than 60 teaching artists and arts organizations to provide performances, workshops and residencies to schools, libraries, parks and community centers. Arts for Learning is part of a national network of 30 affiliates reaching five million children in over 6,000 schools and community centers with 85,000 performance demonstrations, workshops, and teacher services.