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Arts for Learning Neighborhood Stories

News Release

For Immediate Release

April 25, 2016

Contact: Haley Baas

Communications Coordinator

Arts for Learning

hbaas@artsforlearningindiana.org

Phone (317) 925-4043×120

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts for Learning Neighborhood Stories

Indianapolis – April 25, 2016… Arts for Learning’s “Neighborhood Stories” project, an expansion of the Fresh StART Indy program, is underway with the creation of a “Reader’s Chair” and the sponsorship of a number of workshops in the Near Eastside of Indianapolis.
The “Reader’s Chair,” designed by artist Emily Kennerk, is being crafted by Indiana Furniture based in Jasper, Indiana, and will be featured as part of the city’s 2016 Chalk Walk Arts Festival set for Saturday, June 4th. The “Reader’s Chair” is a 10- foot tall mobile public artwork that will be used as a meeting point for regular community storytelling and reading events.
Throughout the months of April and May, Arts for Learning teaching artists Bob Sander and Jingo de la Rosa will conduct storytelling and illustration workshops with students and their families at locations throughout the Near Eastside, including the East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center and the Neighborhood Fellowship Church. Sander, a professional storyteller, will encourage community residents to share stories about their neighborhood while de la Rosa, a professional illustrator, will help students create drawings to accompany these stories. The illustrated stories produced during these workshops will be collected into a book to be published by Author Solutions, a division of Penguin Random House.
“Neighborhood Stories” was funded by the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, the Efroymson Family Fund, and Lilly Endowment, Inc., through the Dream Indy 5×5 event as well as the Art 4 Moore Fund of Tides Foundation.
As the oldest and largest provider of professional arts in education programs in the state, Arts for Learning works with more than 60 teaching artists who provide performances, workshops and residencies to schools, libraries, parks and community organizations. Arts for Learning reaches more than 67,000 Indiana children and youth every year.

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May 11, 2016

Arts for Learning Celebrates National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week

News Release

For Immediate Release

March 23, 2016

Contact: Haley Baas

Communications Coordinator

Arts for Learning

hbaas@artsforlearningindiana.org

Phone (317) 925-4043×120

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts for Learning Celebrates National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week

Indianapolis – March 23, 2016… Arts for Learning will celebrate National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week) from March 27-April 2. During this annual week-long advocacy event, Arts for Learning will be inviting legislators to visit arts in education programming in schools and community centers.

Several state and local representatives have already confirmed their attendance at programs scheduled during YA Week. Indiana State Representative Dan Forestal will be visiting the East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center to observe teaching artist Jingo de la Rosa’s Comic Books for Comprehension workshop. City-County Councilor Jeff Miller will be attending a variety of programs at St. Roch Catholic School. De la Rosa, along with fellow teaching artists Shawn Whistler and Ronne Stone, are involved in year-long residencies at the school.

Arts for Learning celebrates YA Week as an affiliate of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning network, the nation’s largest arts in education learning network. This year, all 30 affiliates will celebrate YA Week by promoting arts in education in their regions.
As the oldest and largest provider of professional arts in education programs in the state, Arts for Learning works with more than 60 teaching artists who provide performances, workshops and residencies to schools, libraries, parks and community organizations. Arts for Learning reaches more than 67,000 Indiana children and youth every year.

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May 11, 2016

Brackets for Good

Help Arts for Learning Score a Slam Dunk and Win $10,000 with Brackets for Good!  Arts for Learning is once again participating in Brackets for Good! This year we are celebrating 20 years with our...

March 1, 2016

Arts for Summer Learning

On July 29th the U.S. Department of Education implemented a #ReadWhereYouAre day. This was a day of action that encouraged everyone to show how anyone can read wherever they are posting photos on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The point of all this?

July 30, 2015

Congratulations to the Hoosier Nominees for the 2015 Grammy Music Educator Award!

Arts for Learning would like to congratulate the 43 nominees from around Indiana on their nomination for the 2015 Grammy Music Educator Award! From Wakarusa to New Albany to Merrillville, the state is filled with arts champions! Although a Hoosier teacher didn’t win this year, we know our arts champions here in Indiana are among the greatest in the country.

Thank you to these teachers, and to all of our school contacts, for their support of the arts in Indiana classrooms!

Tonya Angle Northwood Middle School Wakarusa
Amanda Batts Harper Elementary School Evansville
Michael Bennett Jefferson High School Lafayette
Mark Best New Haven Middle School New Haven
Wendy Bloom Haley Elementary School Fort Wayne
Kathryn Biel Clark-Pleasant Middle School Greenwood
Craig Brinkman Spring Mill Elementary Indianapolis
Scott Buchanan Indiana State University Terre Haute
Aaron Burkhart Lincoln Middle School Indianapolis
Brenda Clark University of Indianapolis Indianapolis
Joyce Click North Central High School Indianapolis
Jason Damron Mooresville High School Mooresville
Judd Danby Jefferson High School Lafayette
Tori DeMoss Pioneer Jr. and Sr. High School Royal Center
Linda DeRungs New Albany High School New Albany
Jeff Doebler Valparaiso University Valparaiso
Leon Enneking Batesville Middle School Batesville
Kevin Gerrity Ball State University Muncie
Randy Greenwell Lawrence Central High School Indianapolis
Erin Harding Perley Fine Arts Academy South Bend
Helen Hockemeyer Columbia City High School Columbia City
Ryan Hourigan Ball State University Muncie
Eric Jarboe Jennings County High School North Vernon
Nicole Johnson Creekside Middle School Carmel
Gary Kurtis Clay High School South Bend
Kristin Loos Ridge View Elementary School Hobart
Marcia Piper Attica Jr. and Sr. High School Attica
Deborah Prather Brownsburg High School Brownsburg
Craig Redlin North Newton Jr. and Sr. High Morocco
Jerauld Reinhart Merrillville High School Merrillville
Patricia Richards Central Elementary School Lawrenceburg
Marilyn Rumple Lincoln Elementary School Huntington
Peter Sampson Whiteland Community High School Whiteland
Curtis Shaw Homestead High School Fort Wayne
Paula Simmons Elwood Community High School Elwood
William Timmerman Portage High School Portage
Rose Walls Pendleton Elementary School Pendleton
Athena Welbourne Boone Grove Middle & High School Valparaiso
Kelly Williams Tri-Central High School Sharpsville
Dean Wolff Hobart High School Hobart
Clara Woolley Ancilla College Donaldson
Marcia Yost Goshen High School Goshen

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February 24, 2015