Alameda Education Foundation presents:
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. Click here to see photos.
Press Release: October 19, 2016.
AEF Announces Art Across the Island
Two-year venture will showcase student visual and literary art throughout the City
“Art Across the Island” is a two-year project that will feature visual and literary art produced by Alameda public school students. Artwork can be seen at various venues throughout Alameda from October 2017 – April 2018. The schedule may be found on the AEF website at www.AlamedaEducation.org.
Art education is a core component of AEF’s mission to support learning opportunities. We recognize that students and the public both benefit when artwork and creative writing is on display.
“Art Across the Island” is a partnership of AEF with Alameda public school teachers, school art docents, the Alameda Free Library – Bay Farm and West End branches, AGL Collective, Alameda Art Lab, Books Inc, Cookiebar Creamery, Daisy’s, Lilac Dress Boutique, and Rhythmix Cultural Works.
About AEF Visual and Performing Arts support
AEF’s 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:
AEF is proud to partner with Rhythmix Cultural Works to support arts education for Alameda public school students.
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.