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The Arts

This facet creates and supports programs to enrich the interest, knowledge and participation of African-American youth in the classical arts, through educational and engaging art experiences. A key to program success is partnerships with the artistic community. These partners provide students with formal training, performance or exhibition opportunities and an annual master class led by a professional artist of color.  

Successful programming included:

  • Poster Art Competition – My Vision, My Future: Healthy and Happy Communities  in collaboration with the Educational Consultants Consortium/Palmetto

  • View, Chat & Chew following a performance of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” starring Melba Moore at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and dinner at the Rosemary Restaurant/Sarasota and a global

  • The Umbrella Program - “Education Across the Miles” at Watford Hill Primary School/Hopewell, Hanover Parish, Jamaica.  Members facilitated art instruction to students during a Global Delegation and engaged with the International Trends and Services facet with the reading and discussion of the book, Krik Krak by the Haitian author Edwidge Danticat

Feb 14, 2019 Painting and Designing Mask
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