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Community Arts Connections

February 12, 2009

The ARTech mission statement incorporates  a list of the ways that we seek to help students transition to college and the workplace.  One way, is an emphasis on the importance of the arts in student learning.   This happens in many different ways, as I was reminded this week by local community events that had a strong ARTech flavor.

As I mentioned in my last posting, Dom Fucci, ARTech’s Artist in Residence has been involved in a documentary project with Carleton Professor Cherif Keita.    Dom and Professor Keita have created the film “Cemetary Stories:  A Rebel Missionary in South Africa”  which will compete in the 2009 Pan-African Film and TV Festival for the Best Documentary Award.   It’s an exciting time for Dom, he will attend the festival later this month.  Read more about the film, the story of John Dube and his connection with Northfield, in this Northfield News article 

This is also the time of the year that the Northfield Arts Guild exhibits student art work at the All Schoolimg_0346 Art Show.   Under the heading of Art Leaves No Child Behind, the exhibition showcases student art from across the k – 12 age range from all schools in our local area.  ARTech art teacher, Sarah Hale, spent the better part of the day yesterday helping prepare the exhibition, which includes works from ARTech artists.  The exhibition runs until March 7.  Stop by sometime before then and check it out.

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We are grateful to Dom and Sarah for building connections for us with the local arts scene.

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