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Student drawing of bacteria from collaboration between Sara King, Visual Arts Teacher at Wakefield High School in Raleigh and Vladimir Jojic and Elizabeth Shank of UNC Chapel Hill.

National Art Educators Association Convention

It was with great pride that I represented Artspace at the National Arts Education Association Convention in New Orleans at the end of March. I was a first time attendee amongst over 5,000 other art educators from all across the country. The convention is a professional development opportunity offered to art educators once a year, […]

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Sculpture by David Wilson and Brandon Yow, a part of the African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina project in Kinston.

Cross-Currents Conference: Empowering Rural Economies Through the Arts

  Last Wednesday I headed east of the Triangle to the Imperial Center in Rocky Mount, NC for the three-day Cross-Currents conference hosted by Art-Force and The National Rural Assembly.  The charge of the conference was to “empower rural economies through the arts.” I thought it would be a great chance to learn about strategies […]

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Go Figure! Artspace collaboration with Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School

As part of the Go Figure! series in the Fall of 2014, Artspace hosted a few events that featured three figurative artists.  Photographer Laura Heyman, painter Lea Colie Wight and sculptor Holly Fischer were chosen to share with students from Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School about their artistic process and why the human figure continues […]

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Artspace Teaches at Hope Elementary School

This spring as part of Artspace’s Youth Outreach program, instructors Gabrielle Corter and Jaclyn Bowie with assistance from intern Jillian Ohl taught local Hope Elementary 4th and 5th graders a little about how art can be tie into a social studies or any educational curriculum. Every Monday afternoon the Artspace crew would ride down the […]

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…Hello from Carson, our High School Intern!

This week I’ve had the great opportunity to intern here, at Artspace, for my high school senior year internship. I’ve done all sorts of things from looking at some of the work of the artists that currently have studios here to having helped organize a huge closet of art supplies in order to help prepare […]

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Art in Dark Places

Recently I delved with a group of over thirty people in a conversation about one artist’s practice. It happened on the highly secure unit of a maximum security prison. I invited Kiki Farish to join me on a pilot program to bring professional artists to a class taught by an art therapist. I was very […]

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SPARKcon & Me

September in Raleigh means SPARKcon is back!  SPARKcon is a festival of interdisciplinary creativity, art & design produced by the non-profit creativity incubator, Visual Art Exchange, in Raleigh NC. Founded in 2006 by Aly and Beth Khalifa, who also founded Designbox, this year marks the 8th annual event and will be held Sept. 12-15 in […]

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