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  • So, What Do You Do?
    “Fill a space in a beautiful way.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe. I’ve always loved this quote and this artist. I’ve always admired her use of gorgeous colors and these powerful words. I am the proud Associate Director of Education at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute. [cue reflective music here] In 1968, the […]
  • The Top 10 Skills Children Learn From the Arts
    1. Creativity – Being able to think on your feet, approach tasks from different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’ will distinguish your child from others. In an arts program, your child will be asked to recite a monologue in 6 different ways, create a painting that represents a memory, or compose a new […]
  • Extraordinary Artists, Philanthropic & Corporate Leaders Make National Arts Awards a Success
    I won’t bury the lead: Josh Groban was the recipient of the Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award at our 2012 National Arts Awards and he was tickled pink at the honor. Here’s the video profile that was shown before he received the award: Beyond Groban, the star-studded night this past October also honored Broadway […]

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