Arts Education

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.
Blog Post
Posted September 7, 2011
On their first day of school students at Settlement Music School in Germantown can expect a new face. On Thursday, September 8, Eric Anderson will take over as the new branch director.
Blog Post
Posted September 6, 2011
The 105,000-square-foot building, in the 1600 block of Locust Street, bridges a facilities gap between Curtis and other schools, giving it dormitories for half its 160 or so students, a cafeteria, additional chamber music rehearsal rooms, teaching studios, and a climate-controlled vault for rare instruments.
Blog Post
Posted August 31, 2011
This week, one of the quietest on the regional gallery calendar, let's take a vacation from the usual and ask: Why is an artist's rendering of a revered Mohawk Indian on display at a large new Roman Catholic high school in Royersford, Montgomery County?
Professional Development Event
Posted August 30, 2011
Blog Post
Posted August 29, 2011
After it closed on July 3, the Barnes Foundation in Merion locked down tighter than Guantanamo. Until the new building on Benjamin Franklin Parkway opens next summer, the fabled art collection is inaccessible. This doesn't mean, however, that the entire Barnes organism will hibernate during the hiatus. The education program, the foundation's raison d'etre, will continue through the 2011-12 academic year, albeit in a modified form.
Blog Post
Posted August 29, 2011
Philadelphia’s National Liberty Museum recently recognized more than 30 young people from the surrounding area for their extraordinary work for positive change in their schools and communities through art and creative writing, leadership, volunteer work, political involvement or peer mediation.
Professional Development Event
Posted August 25, 2011
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