Arts Experiences Sponsored by our Partner Organizations
Our community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Children’s Museum, and Delta Symphony Association, work with the Greenville Arts Partnership to provide free or low cost arts experiences to our partner schools. Each of these performances provides a Teacher’s Guide to highlight a variety of strategies to extend the learning from the classroom to the stage and back again. These field trips are performance based and have limited availability, so make sure to reserve your spots early! To RSVP or schedule an arts experience, contact Megan Hines, Arts in Education Coordinator at the Greenville Arts Council by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 662.332.2246
ARTS IN EDUCATION TEACHER WORKSHOP
February 9, 2013 (CEU Option)
8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Free for GPSD, $60 for all other participants
Teaching Artists Althea Jerome and Kathryn Lewis will be presenting a FREE 6 hour Professional Development on Saturday, February 9th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center for educators in Greenville Public School District; non-GAP educators can attend the workshop for $60. CEU credits are available for all interested participants for an additional $15 (checks made payable to Delta State University). Pre-registration is required to attend, RSVP online at http://dreambigworkshop.eventbrite.com/.
HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
February 19, 2012 (FREE Performance on Tuesday)
A historical drama with music–Portraying the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who worked to free other slaves, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad is a thrilling play about danger, friendship, spies, fugitives, soldiers and the pursuit of the American dream. Through music and colorful imagery, audiences will discover the life of a young girl, Arminta (a.k.a Harriet Tubman), who grew up to become one of our nations’ greatest heroines before, during and after the American Civil War. The life of this amazing woman known as “Moses” comes to life in this riveting drama with music. This performance lasts 55 minutes and is best suited for upper elementary, middle, and high school students. This performance lasts 55 minutes. Presented in partnership with the City of Greenville
YOUNG ABE LINCOLN
April 2, 9 AM ($5/student) 11 AM (FREE)
The Birmingham Children’s Theatre will be returning to Greenville to perform Young Abe Lincoln. From a modest farm in the heartland of America came one of our nation’s most memorable leaders, Abraham Lincoln. This critically-acclaimed Off Broadway musical features our 16th president during the awkward, gangly years of his youth. Abe’s got some good ideas and a passion for fairness, but isn’t quite sure what to do with himself. Find out what inspired Abe to take his talents all the way to Washington, D.C.! This performance lasts 55 minutes. Presented in partnership with Delta Children’s Museum
GALLERY BASED ARTS EXPERIENCES:
THE ART OF RICK ANDERSON
Jan 11- Feb 22, 2013, Roger D. Malkin Gallery
Rick Anderson, an accomplished Mississippi artist, has been working in
visual arts for over 40 years. He has exhibited in over 100 professional art festivals throughout the US. Throughout his exhibiting career, he has received over 150 art awards for his work. He is also an accomplished teaching artist. Join us for the show and help us kick off our 30th year! Exhibit sponsored by Infinite Concepts. Artwork will remain up until February 22.
THE ART OF SHELIA GOURLAY AND MARTIN WELCH
Mar 1-April 12, 2013, Roger D. Malkin Gallery
This exhibit features two different artists with two very different styles. Shelia Gourlay, originally from Greenville, is a painter devoted to process, “Each step, each imprint creates a record and all remains evident.” After spending some time in Greenville, Martin Welch now resides in New Orleans. He is known for his signature use of red and his work reflects his life on the MS Gulf Coast. Artwork will remain up until April 12.
CRAIG CLAIBORNE AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
April 19- May 31, 2013 Roger D. Malkin Gallery
In partnership with Southern Food Ways, this exhibit tells the story of Claiborne’s life from Sunflower, Mississippi, to the New York Times dining column and beyond. GAC will also be partnering with Delta Magazine to feature a variety of food photography from the Delta Magazine from over the years. Exhibit will remain up until May 31.
ONGOING YEAR ROUND ARTS EXPERIENCES:
Historic Armitage Herschell Carousel Field Trip
This arts experience is scheduled by individual teachers/schools and held at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center. Did you know that our carousel runs by simple machines? We bet your third or fifth grade student would benefit from seeing it in action! This arts experience can be adapted for Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade curriculum, with connections to English and Language Arts, Science, Theatre and Visual Arts.
Gallery Tours and Lessons
These arts experiences can take place Monday-Friday of any week that the exhibit is hanging and are made to fit your schedule. Want to add an art lesson while your kids are here? We can make that happen! Want your students to meet the artist? Many of our shows feature local artists and we may be able to arrange for the artist to join your students. Each field trip comes with a Teacher’s Guide to connect the exhibit back to the classroom.