Grants help Lincoln Middle-High School students learn through the arts
On May 21, Lincoln Middle-High School joined Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School at the McClellanville Arts Center to present a student art exhibition and concert for the community. The Lincoln Middle High School steel drum band (pictured above) opened the show, and the LMHS culinary art students catered the event.
The exhibition includes animation storyboards and 65 cultural clay masks handcrafted, glazed and embellished by students from LMHS and Cape Romain Environmental Charter School.
The funding for the ceramic masks was made possible by the Coastal Community Foundation through their Open Grant program. Art, environmental science and physics students worked with potter Georgette Sanders, arts educator Annie Purvis, science teachers Edwin De Ocampo and Dane Smith and McClellanville Arts Council Director Bernadette Humphrey to research the historical and social functions of masks and work through the physical characteristics of clay. The resulting works of art embody personal meanings for the students, and each mask is accompanied by an artist statement.
The animation storyboards consist of more than 100 pages of student-created stories and illustrated characters for gaming proposals. The advanced storyboard work was made possible through a South Carolina Arts Commission Arts in Education Teacher Standards Implementation grant and grants from the Charleston Marathon Youth Endowment for the Arts. This support allowed Lincoln students to integrate 2-D/ graphic design into art classes and provided an iMac, printer, scanner and Photoshop software to create the animation storyboards. This work helped demonstrate to students how to be competitive artistically and academically in 21st-century art and design careers.
The works will be on display in the McClellanville Arts Center gallery through the first week of June 2014.
Via: Lincoln Middle-High School
Charleston Marathon presents $100,000 to Youth Endowment for the Arts
Congratulations to the organizers of the 2014 Charleston Marathon, who recently presented $100,000 in race proceeds to the Youth Endowment for the Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides equitable, quality cultural arts experiences to Charleston-area children.
The Charleston Marathon was organized in 2011 to raise funds for the YEA. In its inaugural year, the race raised $40,000, and by 2013, proceeds had doubled to $80,000. In four years, the marathon has raised a grand total of $280,000. The marathon is the sole funding source for YEA.
YEA was founded in 2000 by North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey and his wife, Judge Deborah Summey. Through grants and curriculum building, YEA strives to use the fine arts to help open additional avenues to learning.
The 2015 Charleston Marathon is set for January 17.
Image - front row, left to right: Dr. Nancy McGinley, Charleston County Schools Superintendent; North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey; Judge Deborah Summey; and Liz Alford, Charleston Marathon Executive Director. Back row, left to right: Dr. James Braunreuther, Charleston County Schools Fine Arts Coordinator; Kyle Lahm, Mayor's Office Coordinator of Education, Youth and Family; and Zoe Roff, Charleston County Schools Fine Arts Department.
Via: Charleston Marathon
Charleston Marathon: Going the distance for the arts
2014 marks the fourth year for the Charleston Marathon, organized to raise funds for the Youth Endowment for the Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides equitable, quality cultural arts experiences to Charleston-area children. In its inaugural year, the race raised $40,000. In 2013, proceeds doubled to $80,000. The marathon is the sole funding source for YEA.
In addition to providing the usual race experience, the event features several arts components. Charleston artist Robert Lange created an original work of art, "We Will Not Stop," (pictured right) that is featured on the official race shirt. (The actual work of art is being auctioned as part of the proceeds.) A highlight for race participants will be the dancers, singers, drummers, bands, pianists and other performers, including some Charleston County students, who will provide entertainment and motivation along the course. Schools that apply for grants from YEA receive points on their applications for performing or volunteering at the race.
The race is actually a weekend of events, with a Youth Marathon on Friday, Jan. 17, a 5K, half marathon and full marathon on Saturday, Jan. 18, and bike tours of various distances on Sunday, Jan. 19. The 2013 event attracted nearly 5,000 participants in all events combined.
(Related: 2013 Verner Award Business recipient Charles Fox was recognized in part for his role in launching the marathon to benefit arts programs in schools.)
About Youth Endowment for the Arts
Youth Endowment for the Arts’ mission is to provide equitable, quality cultural arts experiences to Charleston-area children. Through grants and curriculum building, YEA strives to use the fine arts to help open additional avenues to learning. YEA was founded in 2000 by North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey and his wife, Judge Deborah Summey.