In the span of just a few transformative days, Silk Hope School kids got to experience the joy of dance. One fifth-grader summarized the experience: [I learned] “how to be more me.”
“The assembly, as a whole, created a moment of unity and positivity for everyone, and students’ musical creations were the spark for that experience,” shared AIG Teacher, Mark Spring.
We can all paint by numbers, but not everyone can make it up like Picasso. We can follow people on TV, but if I give you seven ingredients and you can make a meal out of it, I would say that’s more of the artistic side.
The arts didn’t just enter my life; the arts saved my life. We have to have a next generation of kids who understand respect and can create beauty. And I think that’s what’s missing right now. That’s where kindness is planted.
We are so excited to announce our 2023-24 Artists-in-Schools season–our ninth! We know the arts save lives, so we’re thrilled to continue bringing professional teaching artists into Chatham County classrooms!… Read More →
This year’s headliners include the legendary Mavis Staples, GRAMMY award-winning reggae star Kabaka Pyramid, widely-followed Donna the Buffalo, and genre-defying Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country. The four-day festival is packed with musical talent to light up multiple stages.
We were thrilled to bring professional teaching artists into 15 schools across Chatham County in our 2022-23 Artists-in-Schools season. We’ll be announcing our 2023-24 season in the coming weeks, but… Read More →
There’s always an element of whimsy in my work. There’s always a little bit of a fairytale whimsy to it, and it just comes out, and there it is. It’s almost unintentional. It’s just there.
A highlight of this year’s Hoppin’ John will be performances by esteemed guest artists, Phil Wiggins and Hubby Jenkins.
In response to an arts landscape that doesn’t reflect the demographics of Chatham County, we’ve raised $10,000 specifically for funding projects by Black and Brown, super-rural, and disabled artists in the 2023-24 season.