Suffolk Center offers enriching arts programs to area Schools, both public and private. The Center’s ‘Artists in the Schools’ initiative is back – in a BIG way!
This year the ‘Artists in the Schools’ Program focuses on holidays, special groups, or organizations. The theme of this year’s program is Building Better Cultural and Community Connections and includes:
August – World Humanitarian Day
September – International Day of Peace
October – Indigenous People
December – International Day for People with Disabilities
February – Freedom Day
March – International Women in History Day
April – Zhonghe Festival
May – Cinco de Mayo
June – World Environment Day
‘The cultural aspects of dance, music, and visual arts were nothing short of outstanding, surpassing the educational standards we consistently strive to achieve for our students. We extend our deepest appreciation to Rick Byrd, Creative Director, for his role in conceiving and overseeing the Suffolk Center’s visiting artist program, which has added these invaluable cultural components that can sometimes be challenging to access for our students.’ stated Dr. Joleen Neighbours, Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts, Suffolk Public Schools.
To learn more about the Suffolk Center’s ‘Artists in the Schools’ program please contact Rick Byrd, Suffolk Center’s Creative Director, at e: rick.byrd@SuffolkCenter.org, Ph: 757.923.0003, ext.107.