RECIPIENTS OF THE APRIL 2016 ART & HOUSE TOUR FUNDS
THE DIFFERENCE WE WILL MAKE
We are proud to share the recipients and programs
that our successful 2016 Kiawah Art & House Tour will fund. These
deserving organizations will help Arts, etc, make an impact in
Through the hard work and tenacity of our members
and the generous support of sponsors and the business community,
Arts, etc. will be distributing $80, 000 to Chamber Music Charleston
and Engaging Creative Minds (ECM). In addition to its successful
STEAM initiative described below, ECM will support the Gibbes
Museum’s Eye Opener program and the College of Charleston’s School
of the Arts Children’s Opera.
Through the following programs, Arts, etc. will
make an impact on the lives of the children of Johns and Wadmalaw
concerts introduce young audiences to the excitement of live music.
They include interactive, informative insights brought to life
through the introduction of musicians and their instruments, sing-alongs
and audience participation.
the Bull for wind
quintet and narrator in October 2016. The classic story of a
bull who doesn’t want to fight.
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot for string
quartet and narrator in March 2017. The story of the Berlin
airlift and one special pilot who brought joy to the children of
Berlin in the late 1940’s.
Each concert will be presented during school hours at Angel Oak
Elementary (Johns Island), Mt. Zion Elementary (Johns Island) and
Edith Frierson Elementary (Wadmalaw).
The story of Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot lends itself to
middle school audiences by expanding the focus on the historical
events leading to the WWII occupation zones. The narrator will share
how distributing pieces of gum to 30 children ultimately motivated
25 aircraft crews to drop 23 tons of candy.
Haut Gap Middle School (Johns Island) will receive 2 performances to
accommodate a larger student body.
Instrument Petting Zoos
These are small group, highly interactive opportunities for children
at Mt. Zion Elementary, Angel Oak Elementary and Frierson
Elementary to get to know musicians and the violin, cello, flute,
clarinet and recorder. These will be set up throughout lunch and
recess periods, where musicians encourage children to experience the
joy of understanding and trying instruments as they are played alone
or in harmony with each other.
to learn more about this exciting and inspiring organization.
Engaging Creative Minds (ECM)
The Gibbes Museum and ECM will partner to deliver Eye
Opener, a deliverable that infuses art into the academic curriculum.
Through noted artists, drawing, costumes and props, students bring
academic subjects to life deepening their understanding and
increasing the relevance of history, math and science.
One arts integration program will be delivered to each grade level
in the three Johns Island Schools (Angel Oak Elementary, Mt. Zion
Elementary, and Haut Gap Middle School) as well as Edith Frierson
Elementary in Wadmalaw. It will gain traction and meaning through
teacher curriculum packets and professional art materials.
College of Charleston’s Children’s Opera
The College of Charleston’s School of the Arts will partner
with ECM to delight students at Mt. Zion Elementary, Angel Oak
Elementary and Edith Frierson Elementary with what is often their
first experience with opera. The story telling, music, costumes and
scenery will bring this performing art form to life. A pre-concert
lesson will set the foundation for the concert. ECM will work with
educators to integrate the performance into the academic curriculum.
Summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Camp
This investment will immerse 30 students from Angel Oak
Elementary into a six week summer learning experience at the College
of Charleston. This camp is positioned as “loss prevention” as these
students return to school in the fall immersed in experiences that
accelerate their pace while opening a world where academic subjects
are infused with art. Transportation will be provided for all
State Education Conference for 8 Haut Gap teachers
The South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education sponsors the
Arts Integration Conference, STEAM- Every Student Succeeds. Held in
Columbia in October, this conference will prepare classroom teachers
to infuse academic subjects with arts education and experiential
learning. These eight middle school teachers not only will become
adept at making this part of the way they teach, they are expected
to leverage and share this learning with fellow teachers.
to learn more about this high impact organization.
Click here to learn about recipients of the
2015 Art & House Tour funds.
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