Monthly Archives: March 2011

AH Teaching Artist in the News

Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik, is a nationally renown storyteller and teaching artist. Since her start in 1993, she has performed high energy and interactive folktales and multi-cultural stories at venues from the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to the Kravis Center in Palm Beach, FL. Also, on her resume one can  find a list of tours, community projects, and rescidencies she has participated in.

Currently, Queen Nur is in the midst of an after school storytelling residency. South Jersey’s Courier Post was there to capture Queen Nur in action as she presented to a group of children at a Merchantville Public School. This particular after school residency was created specifically for Archway’s Just Kids Program at The Merchantville School made possible from a grant by the Artist-in-Education Consortium.

The Artist-in-Education (AIE) Program is carried out through a partnership between the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and a consortium made up of Arts Horizons and Young Audiences New Jersey. This program provides New Jersey schools with long-term artist residences. The program is made possible through state appropriations to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as well as funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

To find out more about Queen Nur visit her website at

To book her for a residency through Arts Horizons contact:
Michele Renaud, Manager of NJ Programs/ Artist Teacher Institute
(888) 522-ARTS ext. 114


A Special Night for NJ Teaching Artists

N E W  J E R S E Y
Arts Education Collective


A Special Evening of Networking and Community Building for NJ Teaching Artists

Thursday, May 12, 2011
reception at 5:30 pm
~followed by an optional 7:30 pm performance

F.M. Kirby Carriage House
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041

*To view the invitation click the link below

Learning from Bearden

Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Arts Center partnered with the Romare Bearden Foundation for Learning from Bearden, a special exhibition. Celebrating American master Romare Bearden’s influence on artists of all ages, Learning from Bearden features original, rarely exhibited works by Romare Bearden and Bearden-influenced works created by toddler, teen, and adult students from the LeRoy Neiman Art Center and beyond.

The Exhibit will be on display for a limited time only!
Friday, March 24 – Thursday, March 31 2011
11am-4pm and by appointment

Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center
2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
(at 148th Street)
New York, NY 10039

For student groups, please call Raab Rashi (212) 862-2787

To find out more about Romare Bearden and the Foundation please visit

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