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Meredith Nicholson School IPS #96

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IPS #96 Meredith Nicholson School

In a beautiful wooded setting on the northwest side of Indianapolis, Meredith Nicholson School #96 opened its doors on September 4, 1962, with an enrollment of 654 pupils and 17 classrooms. This school was dedicated on May 17, 1963 and is named for Indiana author Meredith Nicholson. Nicholson was born in Crawfordsville, IN.  Presently, Meredith Nicholson Elementary School has an enrollment of close to 550 students. The school is the largest English as a Second Language site in the Indianapolis Public Schools district. The ESL program provides services beyond the general education curriculum for students who are learning the English Language. Approximately 85% of our students utilize these services. Over the years, students from approximately 18 different countries have been enrolled at Meredith Nicholson. Flags representing these countries are hanging in the foyer of the school. We are proud to be public!

Meet the Artist – Artur Silva

Artur Silva is a Brazilian born artist living and working inIndiana. He received his
Masters in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and currently
teaches time-based media and theory at Indiana University South Bend.
He has received numerous awards and fellowships including a Pollock-Krasner
Grant (NYC), Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant (NYC), and Efroymson
Contemporary Art Fellowship among others. He has shown his work at the Ludwig
Foundation in Havana, VanAbbe Museum in the Netherlands, Smart Museum at
the University of Chicago, Centro Cultural de España in Mexico City and other
institutions. Some of his work has been covered by several publications including
The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and Art in America.
Silva is the current recipient of a Christel DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award. He is
a scholar in residence at the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.
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Meet the Teaching Artist – Eric Salazar

Eric Salazar, AKA ‘The Clarinet Guy’, unites people of differing backgrounds by sharing jaw-dropping experiences of feeling through New Classical Music. Eric’s purpose for writing music is to create art that challenges standards, unites audiences of uncommon backgrounds, and connects souls through creative understanding. He takes his classical training and fuses together modern electronics with classical instruments, blending ancient styles with present musical trends. Salazar’s connective approach to performing wins the hearts of audiences as he guides them through explorations of raw emotion.
Salazar holds a B.M. in Clarinet Performance from Ball State University and an M.M. in Clarinet Performance from Bowling Green State University. He currently serves as Director of Community Engagement for Classical Music Indy where he manages, books, and promotes over a hundred and fifty performance events a year in Central Indiana. Classical Music Indy is the non-profit producer and syndicator of classical music radio programs, the originator of numerous community engagement and education programs, and an advocate for classical music and classical music-makers. Through Classical Music Indy, Eric also mentors and hires 30-40 independent classical musicians annually. With their combined efforts this group brings music to over 100,000 Indiana residents a year, with a focus on people who would not otherwise have access to live music performance.
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