Finding Balance Within Creative Expression and Life as a Student
04 October 2023

Through qualitative interview analysis, our research team uncovered several common themes across participant interviews.  “Perfectionism. Burn-out. Alone or in front […]

Has Arts Education Failed BIPOC Communities?
16 August 2023
Who Advocates for Teaching Artists?
09 August 2023
The Pursuit of Art and Higher Education
02 August 2023
Creative Expression and Well-Being Among Undergraduate Students
17 July 2023

In the spring of 2023, Researchers Sofia Pineda-Velez, Jasmin Storer, Grace Chavez and Sam Searfoss conducted a qualitative, human-based research […]

AEP and ECS Are Bringing the STEAM This Summer!
04 July 2023
Balancing the Promise and Peril of AI in Art Education
26 June 2023
The Arts as a Vehicle for Social-Emotional Learning Through SEAL
25 May 2023
How to Teach a Dance Style When You’re Not the Expert
15 May 2023
Cultural Democracy in the Classroom
04 May 2023

The first time I encountered the concept of cultural democracy was on a 2 train in Brooklyn. I was on […]

Title: 2280 Pasos Bajo un Cielo Nublado | Artist: Hernán Jourdan | Medium: Film

When I was asked to create a work of art exploring literacy, I wanted to create a dance but I had no dancers or a studio, so I chose to use my own body in the space I had, my yard. Fluent Nature is video of micro-choreography that explores what cannot be expressed with words, how nature has its own language, and how placing the human body in nature changes the story.

Title: What Is Me and What Is Not Me | Artist: Alex Chadwell | Medium: Music

My thinking on arts and literacy centers around the concept of literacies and artmaking as both sense-making and meaning-making processes that organically and inevitably overlap, intersect, and reciprocate. Compositionally, What is me and what is not me is a sound collage of sorts (there is no notation for the piece, and I'd be hard pressed to recreate it accurately) that abstractly and aurally represents the relationships between literacies and artmaking.

Title: A Curious Honeybee | Artist: Gideon Young | Medium: Film

Offering welcome through traditional and digital elements of literacy, A Curious Honeybee provides an experiential learning environment by activating visual, musical, natural, and emotional literacies.

Title: Tercera Llamada | Artist: Karilú Forshee | Medium: Audio

La Carpa Theatre is a project that I am currently directing in the Detroit Latinx community. The project aims to strengthen and uplift youth voices through devised theatre, in the style of the Mexican Carpas. This audio was created in the theatrical environment envisioned for our project. The ways in which literacies are re-defined are at the heart of La Carpa Theatre's mission.

Title: Literaseas | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite and ink on paper with digital edits

Title: A Riddle | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits

Title: False Binaries | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits