Alameda Education Foundation is thrilled to announce:
ART ACROSS THE ISLAND
a partnership between Alameda public school teachers, school art docents, Alameda Free Library, Rhythmix Cultural Works, and local businesses across the island to showcase visual and literary arts
Student art from Alameda public schools will be showcased at venues throughout the city from Fall 2016 – Spring 2018 on a revolving basis. Click here for the schedule.
Please join us for an “Art Across the Island Kick Off” event…
Join AEF and Rhythmix Cultural Works for
‘Round the World
a celebration for the whole family with music, dance, martial arts and mask making
Sunday, October 2, 2016 11 AM – 3 PM
Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. Alameda, CA
There is no charge but participants may make a donation
Get a taste of Rhythmix’s PAL (Performing Art and Learning) program by seeing the 4 ensembles that will perform for AUSD’s students this fall.
You’ll see dance and music from Bali and Zimbabwe as well as traditional Aztec dance and martial arts from Brazil.
Alameda Education Foundation’s Jenna Freck and Pam Chang will be on hand for mask making with your students. They will also be able to tell you about Art Across the Island, a citywide display of student art that premiers this fall.
Come see and celebrate the world as only this island can!
ABOUT RHYTHMIX’S YOUTH ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Celebrating five years, Rhythmix’s Performance, Art & Learning (PAL) program is offered at no cost to schools in Alameda and Oakland. Developed in 2012 in collaboration with the Alameda Unified School District, PAL is a curriculum-based youth arts education program that fosters awareness of world cultures and empowers underserved youth through exposure to educational music and dance assemblies.
By design, PAL presents a cross-section of music and dance traditions from cultures around the world, performed by artists of the highest caliber. The program inspires some students to want to get more deeply involved in the arts and validates others who see themselves reflected in the cultural traditions being performed. Still others develop curiosity about people and places they may not have known about before.
AEF is proud to partner with Rhythmix Cultural Works to support arts education for Alameda public school students.
The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) are a core component of a well-rounded education. The arts are the languages we all speak, no matter our individual differences. Experiencing and creating works of art benefits students in their intellectual, personal, and social development and there is a strong relationship between learning in the arts and academic achievement.
The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) supports the arts in many ways. Over the past 30 years, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars via fundraising to generate much-needed funds for music, art and drama in Alameda public schools. We provide grants to VAPA teachers through our Adopt A Classroom program. Our Enrichment classes and camps offer a variety of art, music, drama, and dance classes to hundreds of Alameda school children. We actively pursue a drive to collect used musical instruments for Alameda music programs. We also support assemblies that expose Alameda students to various forms of performance arts, such as the Oakland East Bay Symphony’s Young People’s Concerts.
AEF Arts is supported by grants from: