Member News from Grand Island...
The Hall County Student Art Show is now on display at the Stuhr Museum. Centura, Grand Island Central Catholic, Grand Island Northwest, Grand Island Senior High, Heartland Lutheran, Barr Middle, Trinity Lutheran, Walnut Middle, and Westridge Middle Schools have work represented in the galleries. This year, GIPS middle and high school art departments have made large outdoor art pieces out of tubes to help bring attention to the show. The art show runs from April 16- May 8. You are all invited to attend! NATA member Jerome Dubas submitted this story and pictures.
The National Leadership Conference will be held in the eastern region, July 27-30, 2016, in the Washington, DC metro area.
The purpose of the National Leadership Conference is to support and enhance the effectiveness of experienced, new and aspiring art education leaders. The 2016 program has been designed in direct response to the timely interests and needs expressed by NAEA state leaders and includes time and space for hosting regional meetings and meeting in small groups with other leaders whose organizations are similar in size and share many of the same challenges.
Please take a moment to review program information below and make plans to join us in Washington, DC this summer!
Registration: Registration is open and limited to 150 association leaders. Each state is encouraged to participate. Fee: $199 NAEA member; $249 non-member.
REGISTER HERE or call 800-299-8321
NCCAS Seeking Adjudicators to Score High School Student Work
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is issuing an invitation for arts educators interested in serving as adjudicators of the high school student work collected from diverse school settings across the nation as part of the 2015-16 Model Cornerstone Assessment (MCA) Pilot Project. The MCA high school pilot, partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is the second phase of the project that began last year with a benchmarking of elementary and middle school student work in the arts disciplines of dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. As was done in the project's first phase, adjudicators will score the collected high school student work, with the goal of creating a resource bank of standards-based student work aligned to the 2014 National Core Arts Standards.
Model Cornerstone Assessments tasks at the benchmark grades of 2, 5, 8 and the three high school levels (proficient, accomplished, advanced) were released simultaneously with the Core Arts Standards. They were created by the five arts discipline NCCAS writing teams to serve as examples of the type of evidence needed to show student achievement reflected in targeted performance standards. The benchmark teams will conduct independent reviews of the student work virtually before gathering for a three-day meeting in Reston, Virginia, August 6-9 to determine final benchmark scoring. Five educators from each arts discipline will be selected to serve as benchmarking team members through a rigorous application and interview process that will open April 26th and continue until midnight, May 23, 2016. All travel, room, and board costs for the team members will be covered by NCCAS.
Interested individuals may apply at www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSBenchmarkers.
To access more details about the project please go to the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards wiki at nccas.wikispaces.com.
The National Core Arts Standards can be found at www.nationalartsstandards.org.
News from other sources:
Dear Friend of the Nebraska Arts Council,
We know that you are inundated with surveys these days, but we really do value your feedback. Our previous strategic plans were built on your valuable input, and we want to make sure our new plan also reflects your concerns and priorities.
The survey will take you between 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your individual responses are anonymous and confidential. The results of this survey will be worked into a draft plan which we will share with you in a few months.
Thanks again for all you do for the arts in Nebraska.
Please complete by Friday, May 20th.
Click HERE to begin., or paste this link into your https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KHCXY8X
MEET YOUR INNER ARTIST @ Red Path Gallery
Primal Mysteries Series::Meet Your Inner Artist::
This series will focus on the inner self in relation to art expression.
This First one is "Embracing The Art of Creativity"
Meet your inner artist, intuitive ways to find the mystery within and reveal your art maker through creative process.
This will include a sand painting to envision your dream.
Lighting up the pleasure/creative center in your brain.
Talking a walk in your inner garden for releasing and giving yourself permission to create.
Create an art installation through expressive drawing, coloring, dancing, or acting
Receive the rite of creativity
This workshop is 35.00
The cost includes all supplies and one glass of wine. If you would like to purchase more wine it is 5.00 per glass. Snacks will be provided.
Link to pay for workshop: https://squareup.com/store/red-path-gallery
Susan Holmer will be teaching this class - Susan is an Intuitive Abstract artist at Red Path Gallery and an RN (air and transport nurse) for Children's Hospital in Omaha, NE
Seward Art Symposiums at Red Path Gallery
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