Saturday, November 04, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
This live event will not be recorded.
Sponsored by the Local Learning
Chair: Suzanne (Suzy) Seriff (University of Texas at Austin)
Linda Deafenbaugh (Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures School)
Amy C. Evans ()
Turry M. Flucker (Terra Foundation for American Art )
Suzanne (Suzy) Seriff (University of Texas at Austin)
This forum explores the formative value of a K-12 public education rooted in the arts as an effective way to build community, foster diversity, encourage cross-cultural conversations, honor the wisdom of our elders, think outside the box, and catalyze critical inquiry. Forum participants are public folklorists and/or arts professionals. We examine our pivotal experiences as students schooled in visual/performing arts centered public education programs, and as teachers seeking to create similarly formative learning experiences in traditional/community arts centered public schools. Our work, like all living things, grows out of this personal and professional ecosystem rooted in the arts.