Celebrating Our Teaching Artist During Teaching Artist Appreciation Week 2012
The Association of Teaching Artist (ATA) declared last week National Teaching Artist Appreciation Week, “a week to pay tribute to Teaching Artists, to honor local Teaching Artists and acknowledge the crucial role Teaching Artists play in making sure every student receives a quality education” [SOURCE]. We would like to join the celebration and thank our Arts Horizons’ Teaching Artist for being an inspiration and impacting so many lives.
Arts Horizons has a roster of over 200 dedicated professional musicians, visual artist, actors, dancers, poets, and new media artists. Since 1978, our artists have successfully brought the arts to over seven million learners through residencies, professional development, assemblies, and other projects. We appreciate our Teaching Artist for sharing our vision to transform lives through the power of the arts.
– Arts Horizons Staff
Director of Special Populations and NYC Residencies Dena Malarek had this to say about the special celebration and the artists she works closely with on a daily basis:
During National Teaching Artist Appreciation Week, I extend my gratitude to the energy, spirit, and ongoing supply of new ideas and inspiration that emerges from every one of our teaching artists. Every day, I recognize the exciting opportunities that you bring to our students, educators and communities. Teaching artists give students a chance to discover and showcase true talents, in a school structure that may not give them a chance to do so. Beyond the work you do, I have become inspired by all of your ideas and projects and have happily carried this into my own creative works. Thank you.