September 11 -17 has been designated as Arts in Education Week in the United States. What do the arts mean to you? During this special week there will be a variety of national festivities related to the arts. For more details visit the website and watch this page for updates.
The State of Wisconsin is also celebrating with various activities.
Celebrate the arts and creativity in education for all students during National Arts in Education Week!
Public Reception to be held Tuesday, September 13, 5:30-7:30 pm
Green Room, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee
A public reception celebrating the arts and creativity in education for all students will take place on Tuesday, September 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, in the Green Room at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee. Learn more about National Arts in Education Week (September 11-17, 2016) and the importance of the arts and creativity in education at www.NationalArtsInEducationWeek.org.
The event will feature the many arts education opportunities in the Milwaukee area, and stress the critical role and benefits of the arts and creativity in education for all students.
The program begins at 6:15 pm and will feature performances and artwork by Milwaukee area students. Speakers include:
· Paul Mathews, President, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
· Tonya Adair, Chief Innovation Officer, Milwaukee Public Schools
· Dr. Julie A. Palkowski, Fine Arts & Creativity Education Consultant, Wis. Department of Public Instruction
· Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts
· Other speakers TBA.
Numerous studies demonstrate that the arts in education are critical to every student’s success in the 21st century world and workforce, improving academic performance, stimulating creativity, innovation and inspiration, and enabling entrepreneurship. Arts education and the integration of creativity in the academic process is proven to keep students in school, increase high school graduation rates and prepare students for college and for the careers of the 21st century economy. The fundamental and permanent shifts in local and global economies require workers who are highly disciplined, entrepreneurial, collaborative, innovative, imaginative, creative and focused. These are the traits the arts teach.
Hosted by Arts Wisconsin and Americans for the Arts. Welcoming sponsor: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Special thanks to the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation for supporting this event and ongoing support of arts education in Milwaukee. RSVP to Arts Wisconsin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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