Arts in the Schools
ACHF Arts Education
The main goal of this project is to overcome the barrier of poverty to arts access. In addition, it will also provide students an opportunity to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of art forms and expressions in their new home culture, as well as other cultures around the world. We include as many opportunities as we can fit into a weekend in order to keep the focus on the arts experience, and will be supporting several well-established arts organizations. Students will complete a group project about the arts they explore, to be presented to the school and community. This will be presented at a community meeting and can be included as part of our final report to SMAC. They will receive credit for this to be accountable for the process. The students are English Language Learners at various levels. The questions on the worksheet reflect this. They will also be asked to reflect on the impact of the trip on their impressions of art, and accompanying adults will be asked to reflect on what they learned on this trip, as well.
Other,local or private
Arts in the Schools
EL Art and Culture Field Trip.
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor, director, teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.
Deb Ahmann: literature, theatre, education; Mary Kay Frisvold: music; Denise Hepola: music, education; Jan Loft: education; Janet Olney: visual art, SMAC Board; Emily Petersen: visual art, education, SMAC Board; John White: visual art, writing, SMAC Board.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471