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ArtWorks came to Shaker Square June 2005
June 2005
Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland
13110 Shaker Square, Suite C203
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Organized by Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland, ArtWorks ran from Monday June 13 through Friday, June 24, 2005.

Fifty-five students from high schools in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Bedford, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Chagrin Falls and Shaker Heights) worked side-by-side with local artists to create visual and performing art under a large tent on Shaker Square.

At lunchtime ArtWorks students heard local artists and representatives from organizations that use the arts in the workplace speak on ways the skills learned in this program are employable skills. At the closing program on Friday June 24 the public saw a display of the students' final work and a culminating performance.

ArtWorks was designed to provide the time and space to help students expand their artistic talents, create original works of art and gain valuable skills needed for the workforce like project planning, teamwork, creative thinking, and collaboration with diverse individuals.

Project artists included Hector Kesler Castellanos (visual arts), Carol Adams (visual arts), Baba Jubal Harris (music), Scott Miller (theater), Susana Evert (dance) and Piet Van Lier (photography).

Lunchtime speakers included Kathy Coakley (museum exhibition), Amanda Grandel (art director), Robert P. Madison (architect), Matthew T. (film maker), Gitte Waldman (IDEO), and Yanni Yessios (digital technology/art).

The ArtWorks project was supported through the generosity
 of Forest City Enterprises and anonymous donors.

At the ArtWorks kickoff celebration on Shaker Square: (l - r)
Shaker Heights Mayor Judith Rawson, Ronald Ratner, YAGC Executive Director Marsha Dobrzynski,
Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell, and Deborah Ratner

Young photographers working with professional photographer Piet Van Lier
Students from ArtWorks Music program display their work
Professional artist Baba Jubal Harris working with apprentice
Dance apprentice students rehearsing
ArtWorks theater artists
Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland

Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland (YAGC) enriches the lives of children and promotes creative learning by uniting arts and education. Organized in 1953, the Cleveland Chapter of YAGC is the only multi-arts resource for schools in the Northeast Ohio area whose primary purpose is to make learning through the arts an essential part of young people’s education. The programs take place in public, private, and parochial schools, reaching more than 300,000 young people each year. To learn more, click here.

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