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U.S. Department of Education – Rose Tree Media, Pa. K–12 Students’ Art Exhibit

April 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the Rose Tree Media K–12 Students’ Art Exhibit. Featuring student performances.

With remarks from:

  • Frank Brogan, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, and delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of assistant secretary for postsecondary education, U.S. Department of Education
  • James Wigo Sr., Superintendent of Schools, Rose Tree Media School District
  • William Dougherty, Assistant Superintendent, Rose Tree Media School District
  • Elizabeth Schneider, School Board Director, Rose Tree Media School District
  • Kathleen Devine, Art Coordinator, Rose Tree Media School District
  • Summer Peterson, Senior, Penncrest High School, and co-president of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
  • Beatrice Cressler, 8th-Grade Student, Springton Lake Middle School, Rose Tree Media School District

RSVP: Please RSVP to Jacquelyn.zimmermann@ed.gov


April 30, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
https://www.ed.gov/student-art-exhibit .


Lyndon Baines Johnson Education Building Auditorium
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202 United States
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U.S. Department of Education
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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