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“What do you think, you are just going to be sitting there and a milkshake will fall in your lap? ……Or a mars bar?”, said Professor Bill Itter, with his eyes bulging out with the excitement of a mad scientist. He was teaching us color theory at IU in 1999 and imploring us to work at our craft; to take it as seriously as he does. This was a
I always ask myself, "Why did I study art"? I should've followed my father's advice and become a nutritionist...I'd be skinny and have money! However, life has brought me to where I am today, an intermediary position between learning, creativity and the individual. Wow! That's definitely a handful!
The arts have played a huge role in my life and career. While I am a radio host and television sports anchor, my experience with the arts STILL influences my job performance. In elementary school, my ability to write song lyrics and poetry gave me confidence at a young age. It forced me to challenge myself and expand my vocabulary. I would read and
There is an island of trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, an actual island. This is a new problem in the world. The world is filled with new problems. They are everywhere. Who is going to solve these problems? I believe that the student who truly has the creative mind will. What builds the creative mind? It is my opinion that arts education is
Art is an important part of my family’s life. Art–be it through spoken word, music, or gastronomy–is also a huge part of our Georgia Reese's restaurant. We were thrilled to display an extraordinary piece of art by local Indiana artist Pamela Bliss in our restaurant during the 100th Running of the Indy 500. We know that art is good for the economy,
I frankly find discussions about whether art is important enough to be taught in schools rather unfortunate and somewhat ridiculous. It seems to me that the importance of the arts to education is a no-brainer. However, various educational systems seem to determine otherwise. I was asked to offer my observations concerning this topic, so I have provided
We are excited to introduce Voices for Any Given Child Indy, a new initiative that will give leaders in the Indianapolis community the opportunity to focus on issues in arts education and in the community, as well as their personal investment in the success of Any Given Child Indy.
As a life-long educator, I’ve seen the benefits of arts education countless times. Visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and other opportunities provide students amazing outlets of expression and creativity. By experiencing the work of artists from our neighborhoods, state, nation, and around the world, arts education creates a sense of community and
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