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National Arts in Education Week Sept. 9-15 Celebrating the Arts
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Two Lancaster High students have been selected to represent the finest teenage artists in our state. They are Troy Baker and Jacob Iverson, both seniors at Lancaster High School. Only 10 student have been selected in the entire state to participate in this STAMP (Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program) exhibit.
Troy Baker has created pottery, titled, “Waterfall” and Jacob Iverson has created spray painting artwork, titled, “BIG RED” on display at the UW-Madison campus.
There artwork will be on Exhibit at UW-Madison until Sept. 22. They will be honored on Sept. 22 at the UW-Madison Pyle Center with awards/presentation ceremony.
On July 26, 2010, the U. S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college- and career-ready students.
The resolution states:
Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.
Arts Education Partnership has created a hub site for sharing information about National Arts in Education Week - links to partner sites who are planning activities and finding out about arts education policy and practice in states and communities. To learn more, visit the Arts Education Partnership web site. Here’s a link to help promote the arts in our schools for this week.