Arts Education

Blog Post
Posted November 17, 2011
Ten years ago, Cathleen Cohen began calling artists in the Philadelphia community with the idea of using poetry and the arts to begin a dialogue with local Muslim and Christian communities.
Blog Post
Posted November 14, 2011
In an Overbrook church kitchen, a handful of young men on probation for a range of misdemeanors and felonies spend their Saturday morning learning the difference between braising and frying.
Blog Post
Posted November 14, 2011
It is a place that celebrates the liberating expression of architecture, outsider art and even Bastille Day street parties. And it is a prison.
Blog Post
Posted November 14, 2011
A few years ago, we had a student from a disciplinary high school join a poetry club we started there. He lived in a neighborhood where drug deals, break-ins, and gang violence were near-nightly occurrences. One day, when members of his club were recording their work in a professional studio, he was asked what difference poetry made in his life. He lifted up his shirt and showed the freshly sealed wound from a bullet hole. "Instead of going after the guy who shot me," he said, "I wrote a poem about it."
Blog Post
Posted November 10, 2011
In 1985, while serving as assistant director at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Marshall hosted the inaugural Philadelphia International Children’s Festival at Penn, now the oldest and one of the largest children’s festivals in the country.
Professional Development Event
Posted November 9, 2011
Blog Post
Posted November 9, 2011
The 35th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show kicks off this Thursday and will run through Sunday at the Convention Center. The premiere show and sale includes 195 of the finest craft artists across the U.S selected from more than 1,400 applicants. That being said, this is far fancier craft show than most. Not only do you have to pay a whopping $15 just to get it, but your chances of finding something for less than $75 are pretty slim.
Blog Post
Posted November 4, 2011
Zulmarie Nazario, a 16-year-old junior at Palumbo high school in South Philadelphia, is a testament to the power of arts education. She has been painting and drawing at the Fleisher Art Memorial just about every week since she came here from Puerto Rico three years ago. "I feel like a totally different person when I come to Fleisher," said Zulmarie. "It allows me to express my feelings and not be afraid of being judged or self-conscious."
Blog Post
Posted November 3, 2011
The director of the Fleisher Art Memorial and a South Philly teenager will be at the White House Wednesday as the guests of Michelle Obama. The first lady will honor the Fleisher and 11 other programs around the country for their work with young people.
Professional Development Event
Posted October 31, 2011
Blog Post
Posted October 28, 2011
The parternship includes weekly, student-written previews of some of the best arts events the city has to offer. Starting next Friday, a Drexel-affiliated writer will take a broader look at the Philadelphia arts scene on a regular basis. You can find the first Art Attack on Page 53 of the Daily News.
Blog Post
Posted October 18, 2011
Philadelphia's public access TV station is moving into its new home. PhillyCAM will soon begin training people to make their own TV programs in a large building near Independence Mall.
Blog Post
Posted October 13, 2011
Philadelphia's creative movers and shakers have been outed. The community organization Leadership Philadelphia identified 76 Creative Connectors through an online nomination and voting process.
Blog Post
Posted October 11, 2011
The University of Pennsylvania has received a $2.5 million donation to support faculty and programs in its School of Design. The money will be used to raise the impact of the visual arts around Penn and the Philadelphia region, the school announced Monday.
Blog Post
Posted October 10, 2011
One of Philadelphia's most successful experimental theater companies has just become an institution. On Monday, Pig Iron Theatre will open the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training.
Blog Post
Posted October 6, 2011
The Opera Company of Philadelphia has gained international acclaim for its random acts of culture, including outbursts of Verdi in Macy's and Reading Terminal Market, to the delight and astonishment of unsuspecting shoppers. On Friday night, OCP pulled something on an even grander scale, their first simulcast of a live Academy of Music production, on the lawn at Independence Mall.
Blog Post
Posted September 30, 2011
3rd Ward, the five-year-old Brooklyn arts and design collective, is expanding to Philadelphia, the organization announced on its blog. A lease has been signed on a 27,000-square foot space –- a historic church and two adjoining warehouses — in the Northern Liberties/Old Kensington neighborhood in north Philadelphia, where 3rd Ward will offer classes in woodworking, jewelry-making, screen-printing, graphic design and other disciplines, as it does in Brooklyn.
Blog Post
Posted September 21, 2011
Representatives of the National Science Foundation were in Philadelphia Monday to present a report on how to more successfully teach math and science to schoolchildren. A local initiative aims to throw art in that mix
Professional Development Event
Posted September 20, 2011
Whether you work in marketing, programming, development, or education... whether you're an executive director or an emerging leader... there's something for you at our next Breakfast Club. We'll be reading and discussing the Cultural Alliance's newest publication, the 2011 Portfolio.
Blog Post
Posted September 16, 2011
Moore College of Art has honored painters, interior decorators and fashions designers with its Visionary Woman Award. This year, three more women have joined the Visionary ranks, including Daily News political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson.
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